++ed by:
Karen Etheridge

NAME

Catalyst::Controller::ActionRole - Apply roles to action instances (DEPRECATED)

VERSION

version 0.16

SYNOPSIS

    package MyApp::Controller::Foo;

    use Moose;
    use namespace::autoclean;

    BEGIN { extends 'Catalyst::Controller::ActionRole' }

    sub bar : Local Does('Moo') { ... }

DESCRIPTION

This module allows to apply Moose::Roles to the Catalyst::Actions for different controller methods.

For that a Does attribute is provided. That attribute takes an argument, that determines the role, which is going to be applied. If that argument is prefixed with +, it is assumed to be the full name of the role. If it's prefixed with ~, the name of your application followed by ::ActionRole:: is prepended. If it isn't prefixed with + or ~, the role name will be searched for in @INC according to the rules for role prefix searching.

It's possible to apply roles to all actions of a controller without specifying the Does keyword in every action definition:

    package MyApp::Controller::Bar

    use Moose;
    use namespace::autoclean;

    BEGIN { extends 'Catalyst::Controller::ActionRole' }

    __PACKAGE__->config(
        action_roles => ['Foo', '~Bar'],
    );

    # Has Catalyst::ActionRole::Foo and MyApp::ActionRole::Bar applied.
    #
    # If MyApp::ActionRole::Foo exists and is loadable, it will take
    # precedence over Catalyst::ActionRole::Foo.
    #
    # If MyApp::ActionRole::Bar exists and is loadable, it will be loaded,
    # but even if it doesn't exist Catalyst::ActionRole::Bar will not be loaded.
    sub moo : Local { ... }

Additionally, roles can be applied to selected actions without specifying Does using "action" in Catalyst::Controller and configured with "action_args" in Catalyst::Controller:

    package MyApp::Controller::Baz;

    use Moose;
    use namespace::autoclean;

    BEGIN { extends 'Catalyst::Controller::ActionRole' }

    __PACKAGE__->config(
        action_roles => [qw( Foo )],
        action       => {
            some_action    => { Does => [qw( ~Bar )] },
            another_action => { Does => [qw( +MyActionRole::Baz )] },
        },
        action_args  => {
            another_action => { customarg => 'arg1' },
        }
    );

    # has Catalyst::ActionRole::Foo and MyApp::ActionRole::Bar applied
    sub some_action : Local { ... }

    # has Catalyst::ActionRole::Foo and MyActionRole::Baz applied
    # and associated action class would get additional arguments passed
    sub another_action : Local { ... }

ATTRIBUTES

_action_role_prefix

This class attribute stores an array reference of role prefixes to search for role names in if they aren't prefixed with + or ~. It defaults to [ 'Catalyst::ActionRole::' ]. See "role prefix searching".

_action_roles

This attribute stores an array reference of role names that will be applied to every action of this controller. It can be set by passing a action_roles argument to the constructor. The same expansions as for Does will be performed.

METHODS

gather_action_roles(\%action_args)

Gathers the list of roles to apply to an action with the given %action_args.

ROLE PREFIX SEARCHING

Roles specified with no prefix are looked up under a set of role prefixes. The first prefix is always MyApp::ActionRole:: (with MyApp replaced as appropriate for your application); the following prefixes are taken from the _action_role_prefix attribute.

DEPRECATION NOTICE

As of version 5.90013, Catalyst has merged this functionality into the core Catalyst::Controller. You should no longer use it for new development and we'd recommend switching to the core controller as soon as practical.

AUTHOR

Florian Ragwitz <rafl@debian.org>

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Alex J. G. Burzyński <ajgb@ajgb.net>

  • Hans Dieter Pearcey <hdp@weftsoar.net>

  • Jason Kohles <email@jasonkohles.com>

  • John Napiorkowski <jjnapiork@cpan.org>

  • Karen Etheridge <ether@cpan.org>

  • NAKAGAWA Masaki <masaki.nakagawa@gmail.com>

  • Tomas Doran <bobtfish@bobtfish.net>

  • William King <william.king@quentustech.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2009 by Florian Ragwitz.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.




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