Marty Pauley

NAME

UNIVERSAL::moniker

SYNOPSIS

  use UNIVERSAL::moniker;

DESCRIPTION

Class names in Perl often don't sound great when spoken, or look good when written in prose. For this reason, we tend to say things like "customer" or "basket" when we are referring to My::Site::User::Customer or My::Site::Shop::Basket. We thought it would be nice if our classes knew what we would prefer to call them.

This module will add a moniker (and plural_moniker) method to UNIVERSAL, and so to every class or module.

moniker

  $ob->moniker;

Returns the moniker for $ob. So, if $ob->isa("Big::Scary::Animal"), moniker will return "animal".

plural_moniker

  $ob->plural_moniker;

Returns the plural moniker for $ob. So, if $ob->isa("Cephalopod::Octopus"), plural_moniker will return "octopuses".

(You need to install Lingua::EN::Inflect for this to work.)

AUTHORS

Marty Pauley <marty+perl@kasei.com>, Tony Bowden <tony@kasei.com>, Elizabeth Mattijsen <liz@dijkmat.nl>

(Yes, 3 authors for such a small module!)

COPYRIGHT

  Copyright (C) 2004 Kasei

  This program is free software; you can redistribute it under the same terms as
  Perl.

  This program 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.



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