NAME

Z - collection of modules for rapid app development

SYNOPSIS

This:

 use Z;

Is a shortcut for:

 use strict;
 use warnings;
 use feature 'say', 'state';
 use namespace::autoclean;
 use Syntax::Keyword::Try 'try';
 use Zydeco::Lite -all;
 use Path::Tiny 'path';
 use Object::Adhoc 'object';
 use match::simple 'match';
 use Types::Standard -types, -is, -assert;
 use Types::Common::String -types, -is, -assert;
 use Types::Common::Numeric -types, -is, -assert;
 use Types::Path::Tiny -types, -is, -assert;

It will also do no indirect if indirect is installed.

DESCRIPTION

Just a shortcut for loading a bunch of modules that allow you to quickly code Perl stuff. I've tried to avoid too many domain-specific modules like HTTP::Tiny, etc. The modules chosen should be broadly useful for a wide variety of tasks.

Perl Version Compatibility

By default, Z requires Perl v5.14, but it has a compatibility mode where for Perl v5.8.8 and above.

It will use Try::Tiny instead of Syntax::Keyword::Try. (Bear in mind that these are not 100% compatible with each other.) It will also load Perl6::Say as a fallback for the say built-in. And it will not provide state. It will also load UNIVERSAL::DOES if there's no built-in UNIVERSAL::DOES method.

You can specify whether you want the modern modules or the compatibility modules:

 use Z -modern;
 # Uses modern modules.
 # Requres Perl 5.14+.
 
 use Z -compat;
 # Uses compatible modules.
 # Requires Perl 5.8.8+.
 
 use Z -detect;
 # Uses modern modules on Perl 5.14+.
 # Prints a warning and uses compatible modules on Perl 5.8.8+.

The default is -modern.

Additional Functions

There are a whole bunch of other useful functions that Z could make available, but it's hard to know the best place to draw the line. So other functions are available on request:

 use Z qw( weaken unweaken isweak );
 
 use Z -compat, qw( pairmap pairgrep );
 
 # Rename functions...
 use Z qw( pairmap:pmap pairgrep:pgrep );

(The things listed in the "SYNOPSIS" are always imported and don't support the renaming feature.)

The additional functions available are: everything from Scalar::Util, everything from List::Util, everything from Sub::Util, everything from Carp (wrapped versions with sprintf functionality, except confess which is part of the standard set of functions already), all the functions (but not the exported regexps) from Module::Runtime, Dumper from Data::Dumper, maybe and provided from PerlX::Maybe, encode_json and decode_json from JSON::MaybeXS or JSON::PP (depending which is installed), and STRICT and LAX from Devel::StrictMode.

If you specify a compatibility mode (like -modern), this must be first in the import list.

BUGS

Please report any bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=Z.

SEE ALSO

Zydeco::Lite, Types::Standard, Syntax::Feature::Try, Path::Tiny, match::simple, Object::Adhoc.

AUTHOR

Toby Inkster <tobyink@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

This software is copyright (c) 2020 by Toby Inkster.

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

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.