David E. Wheeler

NAME

Class::Meta::Types::Numeric - Numeric data types

SYNOPSIS

  package MyApp::Thingy;
  use strict;
  use Class::Meta;
  use Class::Meta::Types::Numeric;
  # OR...
  # use Class::Meta::Types::Numeric 'affordance';

  BEGIN {
      # Create a Class::Meta object for this class.
      my $cm = Class::Meta->new( key => 'thingy' );

      # Add an integer attribute.
      $cm->add_attribute( name => 'age',
                          type => 'integer' );
      $cm->build;
  }

DESCRIPTION

This module provides numeric data types for use with Class::Meta attributes. Simply load it, then pass the name of one of its types to the add_attribute() method of a Class::Meta object to create attributes of the numeric data type. See Class::Meta::Type for more information on using and creating data types.

The validation checks for Class::Meta::Types::Numeric are provided by the Data::Types module. Consult its documentation to find out what it considers to be a number and what's not.

The data types created by Class::Meta::Types::Numeric are:

whole

A whole number. That is, a positive integer.

integer
int

An integer number.

decimal
dec

A decimal number.

real

A real number.

float

A floating point number.

DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

This file was packaged with the Class-Meta-0.20 distribution.

BUGS

Please report all bugs via the CPAN Request Tracker at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Class-Meta.

AUTHOR

David Wheeler <david@kineticode.com>

SEE ALSO

Other classes of interest within the Class::Meta distribution include:

Class::Meta

This class contains most of the documentation you need to get started with Class::Meta.

Class::Meta::Type

This class manages the creation of data types.

Class::Meta::Attribute

This class manages Class::Meta class attributes, all of which are based on data types.

Other data type modules:

Class::Meta::Types::Perl
Class::Meta::Types::String
Class::Meta::Types::Boolean

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2002-2004, David Wheeler. All Rights Reserved.

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