Dave Rolsky
and 1 contributors


Catalyst::Plugin::Session::AsObject - Make your session data an object


version 0.05


    package MyApp;

    use MyApp::Session;

    use Catalyst qw(

        'Plugin::Session' => {
            object_class => 'MyApp::Session',

    sub foo : Global {
        my $self = shift;
        my $c    = shift;

        my $session = $c->session_object();

        if ( $session->has_error_messages() ) {...}


This class makes it easier to treat the session as an object rather than a plain hash reference. This is useful if you want to ensure that the session only contains specific pieces of data.

However, because of implementation details, we cannot override the existing $c->session() method, so you need to use the new $c->session_object() method provided by this plugin.


This class provides the following methods:


Returns the object stored in the session. If needed, a new object is created.


Returns true if there is an object already in the session.


This plugin has only configuration key, "object_class". This key should appear under the existing top-level "session" configuration key.

The "object_class" must already be loaded, and must have a new() method as its constructor. This constructor must not require any parameters, as it will be called without any arguments.


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-catalyst-plugin-sessionasobject@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


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This software is Copyright (c) 2012 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)