MooseX::Policy::SemiAffordanceAccessor - A policy to name accessors foo() and set_foo()


    use Moose::Policy 'MooseX::Policy::SemiAffordanceAccessor';
    use Moose;

    # make some attributes


This class does not provide any methods. Just loading it changes the default naming policy for the package so that accessors are separated into get and set methods. The get methods have the same name as the accessor, while set methods are prefixed with "set_".

If you define an attribute with a leading underscore, then the set method will start with "_set_".

If you explicitly set a "reader" or "writer" name when creating an attribute, then this policy skips that attribute.

The name "semi-affordance" comes from David Wheeler's Class::Meta module.


Dave Rolsky, <>


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Copyright 2007 Dave Rolsky, All Rights Reserved.

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