Jeffrey Cohen
and 1 contributors

NAME

Genezzo::Havok::SysHook - load the SysHook table

SYNOPSIS

 # don't say "use Genezzo::Havok::SysHook".  Update the
 # dictionary havok table:

select HavokUse('Genezzo::Havok::SysHook') from dual;

DESCRIPTION

Basic Havok module - load the SysHook table

create table sys_hook ( xid number, pkg char, hook char, replace char, xtype char, xname char, args char, owner char, creationdate char, version char );

xid - a unique id number
pkg - name of package for this hook
hook - name of hook function
replace - unique name for previous hook coderef. If blank or null, just replace existing hook, otherwise is variable name for previous version of the hook, and may get called from new hook
xtype - the string "require" or "function"
xname - if xtype = "require", then xname is a package name, like "Text::Soundex". if xtype = "function", xname is a function name. A function name may be qualified with a package.
args - if xtype = "require", an (optional) blank-separated list of functions to import to the default Genezzo namespace. if xtype = "function", supply an actual function body in curly braces.
owner - owner of the package or function
creationdate - date row was created

Example:

insert into sys_hook values (1, 'Genezzo::Dict', 'dicthook1', 'Howdy_Hook', 'require', 'Genezzo::Havok::Examples', 'Howdy', 'SYSTEM', '2004-09-21T12:12');

The row causes SysHook to "require Genezzo::Havok::Examples", and calls the "Howdy" function from the hook function "dicthook1" in the package Genezzo::Dict. The previous coderef for the function "dicthook1" (if it exists) is assigned to $Genezzo::Havok::Examples::Howdy_Hook. The Howdy function can call &$Howdy_Hook() to activate the original "dicthook1" function.

ARGUMENTS

FUNCTIONS

RISKS

Replacing system functions in an operational database has approximately the same level of risk exposure as running with the bulls at Pamplona with your pants around your ankles. Which is to say, "somewhat foolhardy".

EXPORT

LIMITATIONS

TODO

should be able to dynamically create hook vars, versus using existing "our" vars.
should we do something smart on dictionary shutdown, like unload hooks? Or have a clever way to re-init and reload a hook?

AUTHOR

Jeffrey I. Cohen, jcohen@genezzo.com

SEE ALSO

perl(1).

Copyright (c) 2005-2007 Jeffrey I Cohen. All rights reserved.

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Address bug reports and comments to: jcohen@genezzo.com

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