Rob Kinyon

NAME

PDF::Writer - PDF writer abstraction layer

VERSION

This document describes version 0.05 of PDF::Writer, released Oct 25, 2005.

SYNOPSIS

  use PDF::Writer;

  # Or, to explicitly specify a back-end ...
  use PDF::Writer 'pdflib';
  use PDF::Writer 'pdfapi2';
  use PDF::Writer 'mock';

  my $writer = PDF::Writer->new;

DESCRIPTION

This is a generalized API that allows a module that generates PDFs to transparently target multiple backends without changing its code. The currently supported backends are:

  • PDF::API2

    Available from CPAN

  • PDFlib (versions 3+)

    Available from "/www.pdflib.com" in http;. There is both a pay and free version. PDF::Writer will work with both, within their limitations. Please see the appropriate documentation for details.

  • Mock

    This allows modules that target PDF::Writer to write their tests against a mock interface. Please see PDF::Writer::mock for more information.

If both PDF::API2 and pdflib_pl are available, PDF::API2 is preferred. If neither is available, a run-time exception will be thrown. You must explicitly load the PDF::Writer::mock driver, if you wish to use it.

METHODS

  • new()

    This acts as a factory, loading the appropriate PDF::Writer driver.

CODE COVERAGE

We use Devel::Cover to test the code coverage of our tests. Below is the Devel::Cover report on this module's test suite.

AUTHORS

Originally written by:

Autrijus Tang <autrijus@autrijus.org>

Currently maintained by:

Rob Kinyon <rob.kinyon@iinteractive.com>

Stevan Little <stevan.little@iinteractive.com>

Thanks to Infinity Interactive for generously donating our time.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2004, 2005 by Autrijus Tang <autrijus@autrijus.org>.

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

See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html




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