Class::MOP::Method::Accessor - Method Meta Object for accessors


    use Class::MOP::Method::Accessor;

    my $reader = Class::MOP::Method::Accessor->new(
        attribute     => $attribute,
        is_inline     => 1,
        accessor_type => 'reader',

    $reader->body->execute($instance); # call the reader method


This is a subclass of Class::MOP::Method which is used by Class::MOP::Attribute to generate accessor code. It handles generation of readers, writers, predicates and clearers. For each type of method, it can either create a subroutine reference, or actually inline code by generating a string and eval'ing it.



This returns a new Class::MOP::Method::Accessor based on the %options provided.

  • attribute

    This is the Class::MOP::Attribute for which accessors are being generated. This option is required.

  • accessor_type

    This is a string which should be one of "reader", "writer", "accessor", "predicate", or "clearer". This is the type of method being generated. This option is required.

  • is_inline

    This indicates whether or not the accessor should be inlined. This defaults to false.

  • name

    The method name (without a package name). This is required.

  • package_name

    The package name for the method. This is required.


Returns the accessor type which was passed to new.


Returns a boolean indicating whether or not the accessor is inlined.


This returns the Class::MOP::Attribute object which was passed to new.


The method itself is generated when the accessor object is constructed.


Stevan Little <>


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