Stevan Little

NAME

MooseX::Param - Simple role to provide a standard param method

SYNOPSIS

  package My::Template::System;
  use Moose;
  
  with 'MooseX::Param';
  
  # ...
  
  my $template = My::Template::System->new(
      params => { 
          foo => 10,
          bar => 20,
          baz => 30,
      }
  );
  
  # fetching params
  $template->param('foo'); # 10
  
  # getting list of params
  $template->param(); # foo, bar, baz
  
  # setting params
  $template->param(foo => 30, bar => 100);
  

DESCRIPTION

This is a very simple Moose role which provides a CGI like param method.

I found that I had written this code over and over and over and over again, and each time it was the same. So I thought, why not put it in a role?

ATTRIBUTES

params

This role provides a params attribute which has a read-only accessor, and a HashRef type constraint. It also adds a builder method (see init_params method below) to properly initalize it.

METHODS

params

Return the HASH ref in which the parameters are stored.

param

This is your standard CGI style param method. If passed no arguments, it will return a list of param names. If passed a single name argument it will return the param associated with that name. If passed a key value pair (or set of key value pairs) it will assign them into the params.

init_params

This is the params attribute builder option, so it is called the params are initialized.

NOTE: You can override this by defining your own version in your class, because local class methods beat role methods in composition.

meta

Returns the role metaclass.

SIMILAR MODULES

The param method can be found in several other modules, such as CGI, CGI::Application and HTML::Template to name a few. This is such a common Perl idiom that I felt it really deserved it's own role (if for nothing more than I was sick of re-writing and copy-pasting it all the time).

There are also a few modules which attempt to solve the same problem as this module. Those are:

Class::Param

This module is much more ambitious than mine, and provides much deeper functionality. For most of my purposes, this module would have been overkill, but if you need really sophisticated param handling and the ability to provide several different APIs (tied, etc), this module is probably the way to go.

Mixin::ExtraFields::Param

This module is very similar to mine, but for a different framework. It works with the Mixin::ExtraFields framework.

BUGS

All complex software has bugs lurking in it, and this module is no exception. If you find a bug please either email me, or add the bug to cpan-RT.

AUTHOR

Stevan Little <stevan@iinteractive.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2007 by Infinity Interactive, Inc.

http://www.iinteractive.com

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




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