Mojo::DynamicMethods - Fast dynamic method dispatch


  package MyClass;
  use Mojo::Base -base, -signatures;

  use Mojo::DynamicMethods -dispatch;

  sub BUILD_DYNAMIC ($class, $method, $dyn_methods) {
    return sub {...};

  sub add_helper ($self, $name, $cb) {
    Mojo::DynamicMethods::register 'MyClass', $self, $name, $cb;

  package main;

  # Generate methods dynamically (and hide them from "$obj->can(...)")
  my $obj = MyClass->new;
  $obj->add_helper(foo => sub { warn 'Hello Helper!' });


Mojo::DynamicMethods provides dynamic method dispatch for per-object helper methods without requiring use of AUTOLOAD.

To opt your class into dynamic dispatch simply pass the -dispatch flag.

  use Mojo::DynamicMethods -dispatch;

And then implement a BUILD_DYNAMIC method in your class, making sure that the key you use to lookup methods in $dyn_methods is the same thing you pass as $ref to "register".

  sub BUILD_DYNAMIC ($class, $method, $dyn_methods) {
    return sub ($self, @args) {
      my $dynamic = $dyn_methods->{$self}{$method};
      return $self->$dynamic(@args) if $dynamic;
      my $package = ref $self;
      croak qq{Can't locate object method "$method" via package "$package"};

Note that this module will summon Cthulhu, use it at your own risk!


Mojo::DynamicMethods implements the following functions.


  Mojo::DynamicMethods::register $class, $ref, $name, $cb;

Registers the method $name as eligible for dynamic dispatch for $class, and sets $cb to be looked up for $name by reference $ref in a dynamic method constructed by BUILD_DYNAMIC.


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