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NAME

Perinci::Gen::ForModule - Generate metadata for a module

VERSION

This document describes version 0.08 of Perinci::Gen::ForModule (from Perl distribution Perinci-Gen-ForModule), released on 2015-09-03.

SYNOPSIS

In Foo/Bar.pm:

 package Foo::Bar;
 sub sub1 { ... }
 sub sub2 { ... }
 1;

In another script:

 use Perinci::Gen::FromModule qw(gen_meta_for_module);
 gen_meta_for_module(module=>'Foo::Bar');

Now Foo::Bar has metadata stored in %Foo::Bar::SPEC.

SEE ALSO

Perinci, Rinci

FUNCTIONS

gen_meta_for_module(%args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Generate metadata for a module.

This function can be used to automatically generate Rinci metadata for a "traditional" Perl module which do not have any. Currently, only a plain and generic package and function metadata are generated.

The resulting metadata will be put in %<PACKAGE>::SPEC. Functions that already have metadata in the %SPEC will be skipped. The metadata will have result_naked property set to true, args_as set to array, and args set to {args = ["any" => {schema=>'any', pos=>0, greedy=>1}]}>. In the future, function's arguments (and other properties) will be parsed from POD (and other indicators).

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • exclude_subs => array[str]|str (default: "^_")

    If specified, exclude these subs.

    By default, exclude private subroutines (subroutines which have _ prefix in their names).

  • include_subs => array[str]|str

    If specified, only include these subs.

  • load => bool (default: 1)

    Whether to load the module using require().

  • module => str

    The module name.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Perinci-Gen-ForModule.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Perinci-Gen-ForModule.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Perinci-Gen-ForModule

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

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2015 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.