Marcel Grünauer

NAME

Getopt::Attribute - Attribute wrapper for Getopt::Long

VERSION

version 2.101700

SYNOPSIS

  use Getopt::Attribute;

  our $verbose : Getopt(verbose!);
  our $all     : Getopt(all);
  our $size    : Getopt(size=s);
  our $more    : Getopt(more+);
  our @library : Getopt(library=s);
  our %defines : Getopt(define=s);
  sub quiet : Getopt(quiet) { our $quiet_msg = 'seen quiet' }
  usage() if our $man : Getopt(man);

  # Meanwhile, on some command line:
  #
  # mypgm.pl --noverbose --all --size=23 --more --more --more --quiet
  #          --library lib/stdlib --library lib/extlib
  #          --define os=linux --define vendor=redhat --man -- foo

DESCRIPTION

Note: This version of the module works works with perl 5.8.0. If you need it to work with perl 5.6.x, please use an earlier version from CPAN.

This module provides an attribute wrapper around Getopt::Long. Instead of declaring the options in a hash with references to the variables and subroutines affected by the options, you can use the Getopt attribute on the variables and subroutines directly.

As you can see from the Synopsis, the attribute takes an argument of the same format as you would give as the hash key for Getopt::Long. See the Getopt::Long manpage for details.

Note that since attributes are processed during CHECK, but assignments on newly declared variables are processed during run-time, you can't set defaults on those variables beforehand, like this:

    our $verbose : Getopt(verbose!) = 1;  # DOES NOT WORK

Instead, you have to establish defaults afterwards, like so:

    our $verbose : Getopt(verbose!);
    $verbose ||= 1;

Alternatively, you can specify a default value within the Getopt attribute:

    our $def2 : Getopt(def2=i 42);

To check whether there was an error during getopt processing you can use the error() function:

    pod2usage(-verbose => 2, -exitval => 0) if Getopt::Attribute->error;

METHODS

error

FIXME

options

FIXME

INSTALLATION

See perlmodinstall for information and options on installing Perl modules.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AVAILABILITY

The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit http://www.perl.com/CPAN/ to find a CPAN site near you, or see http://search.cpan.org/dist/Getopt-Attribute/.

The development version lives at http://github.com/hanekomu/Getopt-Attribute/. Instead of sending patches, please fork this project using the standard git and github infrastructure.

AUTHOR

  Marcel Gruenauer <marcel@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2001 by Marcel Gruenauer.

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