Steven Haryanto


Perinci::Use - Use a Riap package like a local Perl module


This document describes version 0.04 of Perinci::Use (from Perl distribution Perinci-Use), released on 2014-05-26.


 # import pyth()
 use Perinci::Use "", 'pyth';
 print pyth(3, 4); # 5

 # import all
 use Perinci::Use "";


This module provides use_riap_package(), usually used as shown in Synopsis, a la Perl's use().

This module uses Log::Any for logging.


None are exported.

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

Use a Riap package as if it was a local Perl module.

"Use" a remote code package over Riap protocol as if it was a local Perl module. Actually, what is being done is query the remote URL for available functions, and for each remote function, create a proxy function. The proxy function will then call the remote function.

Currently only functions are imported. Variables and other entities are ignored.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • include => array

    Do not load all children, only load specified ones.

  • into* => str

    Perl package name to put proxy functions into.

    Example: 'Foo::Bar', 'Example::Module'.

  • url* => str

    Location of Riap package entity.

    Example: '/Foo/Bar/' (local Perl module), ''.

Return value:

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.




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This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Steven Haryanto.

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