Moose::Object - The base object for Moose


version 2.2206


This class is the default base class for all Moose-using classes. When you use Moose in this class, your class will inherit from this class.

It provides a default constructor and destructor, which run all of the BUILD and DEMOLISH methods in the inheritance hierarchy, respectively.

You don't actually need to inherit from this in order to use Moose, but it makes it easier to take advantage of all of Moose's features.



This method calls $class->BUILDARGS(@_), and then creates a new instance of the appropriate class. Once the instance is created, it calls $instance->BUILD($params) for each BUILD method in the inheritance hierarchy.


The default implementation of this method accepts a hash or hash reference of named parameters. If it receives a single argument that isn't a hash reference it throws an error.

You can override this method in your class to handle other types of options passed to the constructor.

This method should always return a hash reference of named options.


This returns true if the object does the given role.


This is a Moose role-aware implementation of "DOES" in UNIVERSAL.

This is effectively the same as writing:

  $object->does($name) || $object->isa($name)

This method will work with Perl 5.8, which did not implement UNIVERSAL::DOES.


This is a handy utility for Data::Dumpering an object. By default, there is no maximum depth.


A default destructor is provided, which calls $instance->DEMOLISH($in_global_destruction) for each DEMOLISH method in the inheritance hierarchy.


See "BUGS" in Moose for details on reporting bugs.


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