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Moose::Object - The base object for Moose


This class is the default base class for all Moose-using classes. When you use Moose in this class, your class will inherit from this class.

It provides a default constructor and destructor, which run the BUILDALL and DEMOLISHALL methods respectively.

You don't actually need to inherit from this in order to use Moose, but it makes it easier to take advantage of all of Moose's features.



This method calls $class->BUILDARGS(@_), and then creates a new instance of the appropriate class. Once the instance is created, it calls $instance->BUILDALL($params).


The default implementation of this method accepts a hash or hash reference of named parameters. If it receives a single argument that isn't a hash reference it throws an error.

You can override this method in your class to handle other types of options passed to the constructor.

This method should always return a hash reference of named options.


This method will call every BUILD method in the inheritance hierarchy, starting with the most distant parent class and ending with the object's class.

The BUILD method will be passed the hash reference returned by BUILDARGS.


This will call every DEMOLISH method in the inheritance hierarchy, starting with the object's class and ending with the most distant parent. DEMOLISHALL and DEMOLISH will receive a boolean indicating whether or not we are currently in global destruction.


This returns true if the object does the given role.

DOES ($class_or_role_name)

This is a a Moose role-aware implementation of "DOES" in UNIVERSAL.

This is effectively the same as writing:

  $object->does($name) || $object->isa($name)

This method will work with Perl 5.8, which did not implement UNIVERSAL::DOES.


This is a handy utility for Data::Dumpering an object. By default, the maximum depth is 1, to avoid making a mess.


See "BUGS" in Moose for details on reporting bugs.


Stevan Little <stevan@iinteractive.com>


Copyright 2006-2010 by Infinity Interactive, Inc.


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