Chris Weyl

NAME

MooseX::Util - Moose::Util extensions

VERSION

This document describes version 0.005 of MooseX::Util - released May 15, 2015 as part of MooseX-Util.

SYNOPSIS

    use MooseX::Util qw{ ensure_all_roles with_traits };

    # profit!

DESCRIPTION

This is a utility module that handles all of the same functions that Moose::Util handles. In fact, most of the functions exported by this package are simply re-exports from Moose::Util, so you're recommended to read the documentation of that module for a comprehensive view.

However.

We've re-implemented a number of the functions our parent provides, for a variety of reasons. Those functions are documented here.

FUNCTIONS

with_traits(<classname> => (<trait1>, ... ))

Given a class and one or more traits, we construct an anonymous class that is a subclass of the given class and consumes the traits given. This is exactly the same as "with_traits" in Moose::Util, except that we use "create_anon_class" in MooseX::Util::Meta::Class to construct the anonymous class, rather than "create_anon_class" in Moose::Meta::Class directly.

Essentially, this means that when we do:

    my $anon_class_name = with_traits('Zombie::Catcher', 'SomeTrait');

For $anon_class_name we get:

    Zombie::Catcher::__ANON__::SERIAL::1

Rather than:

    Moose::Meta::Class::__ANON__::SERIAL::1

This is nice because we have an idea of where the first anonymous class came from, whereas the second one could could be from anywhere.

is_private

    # true if "private"
    ... if is_private('_some_name');

Ofttimes we need to determine if a name is considered "private" or not. By convention, method, attribute, and other names are considered private if their first character is an underscore.

While trivial to test for, this allows us to centralize the tests in one place.

SEE ALSO

Please see those modules/websites for more information related to this module.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://github.com/RsrchBoy/moosex-util/issues

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR

Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu>

I'm a material boy in a material world

Please note I do not expect to be gittip'ed or flattr'ed for this work, rather it is simply a very pleasant surprise. I largely create and release works like this because I need them or I find it enjoyable; however, don't let that stop you if you feel like it ;)

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COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2012 by Chris Weyl.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999