Karen Etheridge

NAME

Dist::Zilla::Role::File::ChangeNotification - Receive notification when something changes a file's contents

VERSION

version 0.003

SYNOPSIS

    package Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MyPlugin;
    sub some_phase
    {
        my $self = shift;

        my ($source_file) = grep { $_->name eq $self->source } @{$self->zilla->files};
        # ... do something with this file ...

        Dist::Zilla::Role::File::ChangeNotification->meta->apply($source_file);
        my $plugin = $self;
        $file->on_changed(sub {
            $plugin->log_fatal('someone tried to munge ', shift->name,
                ' after we read from it. You need to adjust the load order of your plugins.');
        });
        $file->watch_file;
    }

DESCRIPTION

This is a role for Dist::Zilla::Role::File objects which gives you a mechanism for detecting and acting on files changing their content. This is useful if your plugin performs an action based on a file's content (perhaps copying that content to another file), and then later in the build process, that source file's content is later modified.

ATTRIBUTES

on_changed

A method which is invoked against the file when the file's content has changed. The new file content is passed as an argument. If you need to do something in your plugin at this point, define the sub as a closure over your plugin object, as demonstrated in the "SYNOPSIS".

Be careful of infinite loops, which can result if your sub changes the same file's content again! Add a mechanism to return without altering content if particular conditions are met (say that the needed content is already present, or even the value of a particular suitably-scoped variable.

METHODS

watch_file

Once this method is called, every subsequent change to the file's content will result in your on_changed sub being invoked against the file. The new content is passed as the argument to the sub; the return value is ignored.

SUPPORT

Bugs may be submitted through the RT bug tracker (or bug-Dist-Zilla-Role-File-ChangeNotification@rt.cpan.org). I am also usually active on irc, as 'ether' at irc.perl.org.

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

Karen Etheridge <ether@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Karen Etheridge.

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

CONTRIBUTOR

Yanick Champoux <yanick@babyl.dyndns.org>




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