Toby Inkster

NAME

Sub::NonRole - prevent some subs from appearing in a role's API

SYNOPSIS

   package My::Role {
      use Moose::Role;
      use Sub::NonRole;
      
      sub some_function {
         ...;
      }
      
      sub other_function : NonRole {
         ...;
      }
   }
   
   package My::Class {
      use Moose;
      with 'My::Role';
   }
   
   My::Class->some_function();    # ok
   My::Class->other_function();   # no such method!

DESCRIPTION

This module allows you to mark certain subs within a role as not being part of the role's API. This means that they will not be copied across into packages which consume the role.

The subs can still be called as:

   My::Role->other_function();
   My::Role::other_function();

It should work with Role::Tiny, Moo::Role, Moose::Role and MooseX::Role::Parameterized roles.

Developer API

Sub::NonRole->setup_for($role)

If you wish to import the Sub::NonRole functionality into another package, this is how to do it.

$role->meta->non_role_methods

For Moose roles (but not Moo or Role::Tiny ones) you can access the non_role_methods attribute on the role's meta object to get an arrayref of non-role method names.

BUGS

Currently when consuming a Moo role within a Moose class, Sub::NonRole can cause a warning to be issued in the global cleanup phase. This is unlikely to result in serious problems; it's just annoying.

In older Perls (before 5.10.1 I believe), importing Sub::Role into a package without actually applying the attribute to any subs can cause a crash with the error message Internal error: Your::Package symbol went missing. Once you've applied the :NonRole attribute to a sub, everything should be OK.

Please report any other bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=Sub-NonRole.

SEE ALSO

Role::Tiny, Moo::Role, Moose::Role.

AUTHOR

Toby Inkster <tobyink@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 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.




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