Dancer - Lightweight yet powerful web application framework


version 2.0000_01


This is the main module for the Dancer distribution. It contains logic for creating a new Dancer application.


my $runner=import;

This subroutine does most of the work.

First it imports strict and warnings.

Then it does the following for these import options:


No importing of before and after hooks into your namespace. This is to prevent conflict with Moose et al.


No importing of pass function. This is to prevent conflict with Test::More et al.


Imports syntax only instead of treating your code as a script with command line parameter parsing and built-in web server.


Do not process arguments.

It creates a new runner if one does not exist already.

It will then load additional libraries.

Then create a new Dancer app, of type Dancer::Core::App.

Then it will export all the DSL symbols to the caller.

If any additional argument processing is needed, it will be done at this point.


my $runner=runner();

Returns the current runner. It is of type Dancer::Core::Runner.


Output a message to STDERR and take further arguments as some data structures using Data::Dumper


This doc describes the Dancer application core and therefore meant for Dancer core developers. If you're a user of Dancer, you should forget about this and read the Dancer::Manual.

You are also welcome to join our mailing list, and we're also on IRC: #dancer on


Dancer Core Developers


This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Alexis Sukrieh.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.