Eric Wolf

NAME

Yote::ObjProvider - Serves Yote objects. Configured to a persistance engine.

DESCRIPTION

This module is the front end for assigning IDs to objects, fetching objects, keeping track of objects that need saving (are dirty) and saving all dirty objects.

The public methods of interest are

fetch

Returns an object given an id.

my $object = Yote::ObjProvider::fetch( $object_id );

xpath

Given a path designator, returns the object at the end of it, starting in the root. The notation is /foo/bar/baz where foo, bar and baz are field names.

For example, get the value of the hash keyed to 'zap' where the hash is the second element of an array that is attached to the root with the key 'baz' :

my $object = Yote::ObjProvider::xpath( "/baz/1/zap" );

xpath_count

Given a path designator, returns the number of fields of the object at the end of it, starting in the root. The notation is /foo/bar/baz where foo, bar and baz are field names. This is useful for counting how many things are in a list.

my $count = Yote::ObjProvider::xpath_count( "/foo/bar/baz/myarray" );

a_child_of_b

Takes two objects as arguments. Returns true if object a is branched off of object b.

if( Yote::ObjProvider::xpath_count( $obj_a, $obj_b ) ) {

stow_all

Stows all objects that are marked as dirty. This is called automatically by the application server and need not be explicitly called.

Yote::ObjProvider::stow_all;

AUTHOR

Eric Wolf

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2012 Eric Wolf

This module is free software; it can be used under the same terms as perl itself.