Object::Pad::MOP::Class - meta-object representation of a
Instances of this class represent a class implemented by Object::Pad. Accessors provide information about the class, and methods that can alter the class, typically by adding new elements to it, allow a program to extend existing classes.
Where possible, this API is designed to be compatible with MOP::Class.
This API should be considered experimental even within the overall context in which
Object::Pad is expermental.
$name = $metaclass->name
Returns the name of the class, as a plain string.
@classes = $metaclass->superclasses
Returns a list of superclasses, as Object::Pad::MOP::Class instances.
Object::Pad does not support multiple superclasses, this list will contain at most one item.
$metaclass->add_BUILD( $code )
Adds a new
BUILD block to the class, as a CODE reference.
$metamethod = $metaclass->add_method( $name, $code )
Adds a new named method to the class under the given name, as CODE reference.
Returns an instance of Object::Pad::MOP::Method to represent it.
$metamethod = $metaclass->get_own_method( $name )
Returns an instance of Object::Pad::MOP::Slot to represent the method of the given name, if one exists. If not an exception is thrown.
This can only see directly-applied methods; that is, methods created by the
method keyword on the class itself, or added via "add_method". This will not see other names in the package stash, even if they contain a
CODE slot, nor will it see methods inherited from a superclass.
$metaslot = $metaclass->add_slot( $name )
Adds a new slot to the class, using the given name (which must begin with the sigil character
Returns an instance of Object::Pad::MOP::Slot to represent it.
$metaslot = $metaclass->get_slot( $name )
Returns an instance of Object::Pad::MOP::Slot to represent the slot of the given name, if one exists. If not an exception is thrown.
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