Robert 'phaylon' Sedlacek

NAME

Filter::EOF - Run a callback after a file has been compiled

VERSION

0.04

SYNOPSIS

  package MyPackage;
  use warnings;
  use strict;

  use Filter::EOF;

  sub import {
      my ($class, @args) = @_;
      my $caller = scalar caller;

      # set the COMPILE_TIME package var to a false value
      # when the file was compiled
      Filter::EOF->on_eof_call(sub {
          no strict 'refs';
          ${ $caller . '::COMPILE_TIME' } = 0;
      });

      # set the COMPILE_TIME package var to a true value when
      # we start compiling it.
      {   no strict 'refs';
          ${ $caller . '::COMPILE_TIME' } = 1;
      }
  }

  1;
  ...

  package MyUsingPackage;
  use warnings;
  use strict;

  our $COMPILE_TIME;
  use MyPackage;

  # prints 'yes'
  BEGIN { print +( $COMPILE_TIME ? 'yes' : 'no' ), "\n" }

  # prints 'no'
  print +( $COMPILE_TIME ? 'yes' : 'no' ), "\n";

  1;

DESCRIPTION

This module utilises Perl's source filters to provide you with a mechanism to run some code after a file using your module has been processed.

METHODS

import( @functions )

Currently, only a function equivalent of the on_eof_call method is provided for export.

  use Filter::EOF qw( on_eof_call );

  sub import {
      my ($class) = @_;
      ...
      on_eof_call { ... };
  }
  ...

on_eof_call( $code_ref )

Call this method in your own import method to register a code reference that should be called when the file useing yours was compiled.

The code reference will get a scalar reference as first argument to an empty string. if you change this string to something else, it will be appended at the end of the source.

  # call C<some_function()> after runtime.
  Filter->on_eof_call(sub { 
      my $append = shift;
      $$append .= '; some_function(); 1;';
  });

EXPORTS

on_eof_call

You can optionally import the on_eof_call function into your namespace.

EXAMPLES

You can find the example mentioned in "SYNOPSIS" in the distribution directory examples/synopsis/.

SEE ALSO

Filter::Call::Util, "Exporting without using Exporter's import method" in Exporter

AUTHOR AND COPYRIGHT

Robert 'phaylon' Sedlacek - <rs@474.at>. Many thanks to Matt S Trout for the idea and inspirations on this module.

LICENSE

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as perl itself.