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NAME

Exporter::ConditionalSubs - Conditionally export subroutines

VERSION

Version 1.01

SYNOPSIS

Allows subroutines to be conditionally exported. If the condition is satisfied, the subroutine will be exported as usual. But if not, the subroutine will be replaced with a stub that gets optimized away by the compiler. When stubbed out, not even the arguments to the subroutine will get evaluated.

This allows for e.g. assertion-like behavior, where subroutine calls can be left in the code but effectively ignored under certain conditions.

First create a module that ISA Exporter::ConditionalSubs:

    package My::Assertions;

    require Exporter::ConditionalSubs;
    our @ISA = qw( Exporter::ConditionalSubs );

    our @EXPORT    = ();
    our @EXPORT_OK = qw( _assert_non_empty );

    sub _assert_non_empty
    {
        carp "Found empty value" unless length(shift // '') > 0;
    }

Then, specify an -if or -unless condition when useing that module:

    package My::App;

    use My::Assertions qw( _assert_non_empty ), -if => $ENV{DEBUG};

    use My::MoreAssertions -unless => $ENV{RUNTIME} eq 'prod';

    # Coderefs work too:
    use My::OtherAssertions -if => sub { ... some logic ... };

    _assert_non_empty($foo);    # this subroutine call might be a no-op

This is a subclass of Exporter and works just like it, with the addition of support for the -if and -unless import arguments.

SUBROUTINES

import

Works like the Exporter import() function, except that it checks for an optional -if or -unless import arg, followed by either a boolean, or a coderef that returns true/false.

If the condition evaluates to true for -if, or false for -unless, then any subs are exported as-is. Otherwise, any subs in @EXPORT_OK are replaced with stubs that get optimized away by the compiler.

You can specify either -if or -unless, but not both. Croaks if both are specified, or if you specify the same option more than once.

SEE ALSO

Exporter

B::CallChecker

B::Generate

AUTHOR

Larry Leszczynski, <larryl at cpan.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests at: https://github.com/GrantStreetGroup/Exporter-ConditionalSubs

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Exporter::ConditionalSubs

You can also look for information at:

AUTHOR

Larry Leszczynski, <larryl at cpan.org>

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Grant Street Group http://www.grantstreet.com for funding development of this code.

Thanks to Tom Christiansen (<tchrist@perl.com>) for help with the symbol table hackery.

Thanks to Zefram (<zefram@fysh.org>) for the pointer to his Debug::Show hackery.

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2015 Grant Street Group

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