++ed by:
Olivier Mengué


System::Sub::AutoLoad - Auto-wrap external commands as DWIM subs


version 0.130210


Basic usage

Any unknown sub will become a System::Sub.

    use System::Sub::AutoLoad;

    my $hostname = hostname();

Usage with forward declaration

Allows to avoid using parentheses. System::Sub import stays lazy.

    use System::Sub::AutoLoad qw(hostname);

    my $hostname = hostname;

Usage with forward declaration command options

Options definitions will be checked lazily at the first call to the AUTOLOAD for that sub.

    use System::Sub::AutoLoad hostname => [ 0 => '/bin/hostname' ];

    my $hostname = hostname;


Any unknown sub in your code will be transformed into a System::Sub at its first call. This is lazy import for System::Sub.

To avoid using parentheses after the sub name, you usually have to predeclare the sub with either a forward declaration (a sub without body such as sub foo;) or with the subs module. With Sytem::Sub::AutoLoad you can simply list the subs names on the use line and that will be done for you.

You can also pass System::Sub options to the sub, but they will be lazily analysed: this is the full System::Sub power, but with lazy import.

Implementation details

This module exports an AUTOLOAD sub that will import the sub with System::Sub at its first call.


Olivier Mengué, dolmen@cpan.org.


Copyright © 2012 Olivier Mengué.

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

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