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Acme::Constructor::Pythonic - import Python-style constructor functions
use Acme::Constructor::Pythonic qw( LWP::UserAgent JSON HTTP::Request ); my $json = JSON(); my $ua = UserAgent(); my $req = Request( GET => 'http://www.example.com/foo.json' ); my $data = $json->decode( $ua->request($req)->content )
In Python you import classes like this:
import BankAccount from banking
And you instantiate them with something looking like a function call:
acct = BankAccount(9.99)
This module allows Python-like object instantiation in Perl. The example in the SYNOPSIS creates three functions
JSON and <Request> each of which just pass through their arguments to the real object constructors.
Each argument to the Acme::Constructor::Pythonic is a Perl module name and may be followed by a hashref of options:
use Acme::Constructor::Pythonic 'A::Module', 'Another::Module' => \%some_options, 'Yes::Another::Module', ;
The class to call the constructor on. This is normally the same as the module name, and that's the default assumption, so there's no usually much point in providing it.
The method name for the constructor. The default is
newwhich is usually correct.
The name of the function you want created for you. The default is the last component of the module name, which is often sensible.
Acme::Constructor::Python will automatically load the module specified. Not straight away; it waits until you actually perform an instantiation. If you don't want Acme::Constructor::Python to load the module, then set this option to true.
Please report any bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=Acme-Constructor-Pythonic.
Toby Inkster <email@example.com>.
(Though it was SSCAFFIDI's idea.)
COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Toby Inkster.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.