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ExtUtils::ModuleMaker::Initializers - Methods used within
The methods described below are 'quasi-private' methods which are called by certain publicly available methods of ExtUtils::ModuleMaker and ExtUtils::ModuleMaker::Interactive. They are 'quasi-private' in the sense that they are not intended to be called by the everyday user of ExtUtils::ModuleMaker. Nothing prevents a user from calling these methods, but they are documented here primarily so that users writing plug-ins for ExtUtils::ModuleMaker will know what methods need to be subclassed. Since they are not part of the public interface, their names and functionality may change in future versions of ExtUtils::ModuleMaker.
The methods below are called in
ExtUtils::ModuleMaker::new() but not in that same package's
complete_build. For methods called in
complete_build, please see ExtUtils::ModuleMaker::StandardText. Some of the methods below are also called within methods in ExtUtils::ModuleMaker::Interactive.
Subclassers: At ExtUtils::ModuleMaker's current state of development, it is recommended that you not subclass these methods but instead focus your efforts on subclassing the methods in ExtUtils::ModuleMaker::StandardText. The latter package's methods focus more closely on the structure and content of the files built by ExtUtils::ModuleMaker.
Usage : $self->set_author_composite() within new() and Interactive::Main_Menu() Purpose : Sets $self key COMPOSITE by composing it from $self keys AUTHOR, CPANID, ORGANIZATION, EMAIL and WEBSITE Returns : n/a Argument : n/a Comment :
Usage : $self->set_file_composite() within new() Purpose : Sets $self key COMPOSITE by composing it from $self key NAME Returns : n/a Argument : n/a Comment :
Usage : $self->set_dates() within new() Purpose : Sets 3 keys in $self: year, timestamp and COPYRIGHT_YEAR Returns : n/a Argument : n/a Comment :
Usage : $self->validate_values() within complete_build() and Interactive::Main_Menu() Purpose : Verify module values are valid and complete. Returns : Error message if there is a problem Argument : n/a Throws : Will die with a death_message if errors and not interactive. Comment : References many $self keys
Usage : $self->initialize_license() within new() and Interactive::License_Menu Purpose : Gets appropriate license and, where necessary, fills in 'blanks' with information such as COPYRIGHT_YEAR, AUTHOR and ORGANIZATION; sets $self keys LICENSE and LicenseParts Returns : n/a Argument : n/a Comment :