NAME

Variable::OnDestruct - Call a subroutine on destruction of a variable.

VERSION

version 0.04

SYNOPSIS

    use Variable::OnDestruct;

        on_destruct $var, sub { do_something() };
        on_destruct @array, sub { do_something_else() };
        on_destruct %array, sub { hashes_work_too() };
        on_destruct &$sub, sub { so_do_closures($but_not_normal_subs) };
        on_destruct *$glob, sub { and_even_globs($similar_caveats_as_subs_though) };

DESCRIPTION

This module allows you to let a function be called when a variable gets destroyed. The destructor will work not only on scalars but also on arrays, hashes, subs and globs. For the latter two you should realize that most of them aren't scoped like normal variables. Subs for example will only work like you expect them to when they are closures.

FUNCTIONS

on_destruct $variable, \⊂

This function adds a destructor to a variable. It is exported by default.

AUTHOR

Leon Timmermans <fawaka@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2009 by Leon Timmermans.

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