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NAME

Webservice::InterMine::Path - functions for finding problems with paths

SYNOPSIS

    use Webservice::InterMine::Path qw(:validate);

    my @errors;
    push @errors, validate_path($model, $path_string);
    push @errors, end_is_class($model, $path_string);
    push @errors, b_is_subclass_of_a($model, $path_stringA, $path_stringB);
    confess @errors if @errors;

AUTHOR

FlyMine <support@flymine.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to support@flymine.org.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Webservice::InterMine::Path

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COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2009,2010 FlyMine, all rights reserved.

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

FUNCTIONS

validate_path

 Usage   : validate_path($model, 'Department.name');
 Function: Return errors for this path, nothing if the path is valid
 Args    : $model - the InterMine::Model to use for validating
           $path_string - the path in string format

last_bit

 Usage   : last_bit($model, 'Department.name');
 Function: Returns the metaclass for the last part of the path-string
 Args    : $model - the InterMine::Model to use for validating
           $path_string - the path in string format

type_of

 Usage    : type_of($model, 'Department.name');
 Function : returns a string with the type that this string evaluates to
            ie: Department.name => String
                Department.employees => Employee

end_is_class

 Usage   : end_is_class($model, 'Department.name');
 Function: Returns an error if the last bit does not evaluate to a class (ie. is an attribute)
 Args    : $model - the InterMine::Model to use for validating
           $path_string - the path in string format

b_is_subclass_of_a

 Usage   : my $error = b_is_subclass_of_a($model, $pathA, $pathB);
 Function: Returns an error if B is not a subclass of A.
 Args    : $model - An InterMine::Model,
           $pathA, $pathB - Path strings of the form "Path.string"

class_of

 Usage   : class_of($instance);
 Function: Returns the meta-class that an object refers to.
 Args    : an Webservice::InterMine::Field or ClassDescriptor instance