++ed by:
DCPETROV SSCAFFIDI

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Toby Inkster

NAME

Acme::Constructor::Pythonic - import Python-style constructor functions

SYNOPSIS

    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 )

DESCRIPTION

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 UserAgent, JSON and <Request> each of which just pass through their arguments to the real object constructors.

Options

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',
    ;
  • class

    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.

  • constructor

    The method name for the constructor. The default is new which is usually correct.

  • alias

    The name of the function you want created for you. The default is the last component of the module name, which is often sensible.

  • no_require

    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.

BUGS

Please report any bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=Acme-Constructor-Pythonic.

SEE ALSO

aliased.

AUTHOR

Toby Inkster <tobyink@cpan.org>.

(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.