Class::MakeMethods::Basic - Make really simple methods


  package MyObject;
  use Class::MakeMethods::Basic::Hash (
    'new'     => [ 'new' ],
    'scalar'  => [ 'foo', 'bar' ]

  package main;   
  my $obj = MyObject->new( foo => "Foozle", bar => "Bozzle" );
  print $obj->foo();


This document describes the various subclasses of Class::MakeMethods included under the Basic::* namespace, and the method types each one provides.

The Basic subclasses provide stripped-down method-generation implementations.

Subroutines are generated as closures bound to each method name.

Calling Conventions

When you use a subclass of this package, the method declarations you provide as arguments cause subroutines to be generated and installed in your module. You can also omit the arguments to use and instead make methods at runtime by passing the declarations to a subsequent call to make().

You may include any number of declarations in each call to use or make(). If methods with the same name already exist, earlier calls to use or make() win over later ones, but within each call, later declarations superceed earlier ones.

You can install methods in a different package by passing -TargetClass => package as your first arguments to use or make.

See "USAGE" in Class::MakeMethods for more details.

Declaration Syntax

The following types of declarations are supported:

  • generator_type => 'method_name'

  • generator_type => 'name_1 name_2...'

  • generator_type => [ 'name_1', 'name_2', ...]

For a list of the supported values of generator_type, see "BASIC CLASSES" in Class::MakeMethods::Docs::Catalog, or the documentation for each subclass.

For each method name you provide, a subroutine of the indicated type will be generated and installed under that name in your module.

Method names should start with a letter, followed by zero or more letters, numbers, or underscores.


See Class::MakeMethods for general information about this distribution.

For distribution, installation, support, copyright and license information, see Class::MakeMethods::Docs::ReadMe.