Author image Vincenzo Zocca

NAME

PerlBean::Dependency - Dependency in a Perl bean

SYNOPSIS

None, this is an abstract class.

ABSTRACT

Dependency (use, require or import) in a Perl bean

DESCRIPTION

PerlBean::Dependency is an abstract class to express dependencies to classes/modules/files in a PerlBean.

CONSTRUCTOR

new( [ OPT_HASH_REF ] )

Creates a new PerlBean::Dependency object. OPT_HASH_REF is a hash reference used to pass initialization options. On error an exception Error::Simple is thrown.

Options for OPT_HASH_REF may include:

dependency_name

Passed to set_dependency_name().

volatile

Passed to set_volatile().

METHODS

get_dependency_name()

Returns the dependency name.

is_volatile()

Returns whether the dependency is volatile or not.

set_dependency_name(VALUE)

Set the dependency name. VALUE is the value. On error an exception Error::Simple is thrown.

VALUE must match regular expression:
^.*[a-zA-Z].*$
set_volatile(VALUE)

State that the dependency is volatile. VALUE is the value. On error an exception Error::Simple is thrown.

write(FILEHANDLE)

This is an interface method. Writes code for the dependency. FILEHANDLE is an IO::Handle object.

SEE ALSO

PerlBean, PerlBean::Attribute, PerlBean::Attribute::Boolean, PerlBean::Attribute::Factory, PerlBean::Attribute::Multi, PerlBean::Attribute::Multi::Ordered, PerlBean::Attribute::Multi::Unique, PerlBean::Attribute::Multi::Unique::Associative, PerlBean::Attribute::Multi::Unique::Associative::MethodKey, PerlBean::Attribute::Multi::Unique::Ordered, PerlBean::Attribute::Single, PerlBean::Collection, PerlBean::Dependency::Import, PerlBean::Dependency::Require, PerlBean::Dependency::Use, PerlBean::Described, PerlBean::Described::ExportTag, PerlBean::Method, PerlBean::Method::Constructor, PerlBean::Method::Factory, PerlBean::Style, PerlBean::Symbol

BUGS

None known (yet.)

HISTORY

First development: March 2003 Last update: September 2003

AUTHOR

Vincenzo Zocca

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2003 by Vincenzo Zocca

LICENSE

This file is part of the PerlBean module hierarchy for Perl by Vincenzo Zocca.

The PerlBean module hierarchy is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

The PerlBean module hierarchy is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the PerlBean module hierarchy; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA