Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Struct - Emulate Class::Struct
use Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Struct; struct ( simple => '$', ordered => '@', mapping => '%', obj_ref => 'FooObject' );
This module emulates the functionality of Class::Struct by munging the provided field-declaration arguments to match those expected by Class::MakeMethods.
It supports the same four types of accessors, the choice of array-based or hash-based objects, and the choice of installing methods in the current package or a specified target.
The below three declarations create equivalent methods for a simple hash-based class with a constructor and four accessors.
use Class::Struct; struct ( simple => '$', ordered => '@', mapping => '%', obj_ref => 'FooObject' ); use Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Struct; struct ( simple => '$', ordered => '@', mapping => '%', obj_ref => 'FooObject' ); use Class::MakeMethods ( -MakerClass => 'Standard::Array', 'new' => 'new', 'scalar' => 'simple', 'array -auto_init 1' => 'ordered', 'hash -auto_init 1' => 'mapping', 'object -auto_init 1' => '-class FooObject obj_ref' );
This module aims to offer a "95% compatible" drop-in replacement for the core Class::Struct module for purposes of comparison and code migration.
class-struct.t test for the core Class::Struct module is included with this package. The test is unchanged except for the a direct substitution of this emulator's name in the place of the core module.
However, there are numerous internal differences between the methods generated by the original Class::Struct and this emulator, and some existing code may not work correctly without modification.
See Class::Struct for documentation of the original module.
See Class::MakeMethods for an overview of the method-generation framework this is based on.
See Class::MakeMethods::Guide for a getting-started guide, annotated examples of usage, and a listing of the method generation classes included in this distribution.
See Class::MakeMethods::ReadMe for distribution, installation, version and support information.