POE::Declare::Meta::Event - Declares a named POE event


  use POE::Declare;
  sub shutdown : Event {
      my $self = $_[SELF];
      # Shutdown our child first
      # Wait for the child to tell us it is finished
      return 1;


Taking advantage of the subroutine attribute feature of recent versions of Perl, the Event attribute is used to register a function/method as an named event that can be targetted by POE.

In an Event, the non-default array constant SELF is used to retrieve the current object (Since each objects are stored in the session heap, SELF is actually just an alias for HEAP, but adds some clarity).


Bugs should be always be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at

For other issues, or commercial enhancement or support, contact the author.


Adam Kennedy <>


POE, POE::Declare


Copyright 2006 - 2012 Adam Kennedy.

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

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.