superclass - Like parent, but with version checks
use superclass qw(Foo Bar), 'Baz' => 1.23;
Allows you to both load one or more modules, while setting up inheritance from those modules at the same time.
If a module in the import list is followed by something that doesn't look like a legal module name, the VERSION method will be called with it as an argument;
The synopsis example is mostly similar in effect to
push @ISA, qw(Foo Bar Baz);
Dotted-decimal versions should be given as a string, not a raw v-string, and must include at least one decimal point.
use superclass 'Bar' => v65.65.65; # BAD: loads AAA.pm
use superclass 'Bar' => 'v6'; # BAD: loads v6.pm
use superclass 'Foo' => 'v0.10.0'; # OK
If the first import argument is -norequire, no files will be loaded (but any versions given will still be checked).
This is helpful for the case where a package lives within the current file or a differently named file:
use superclass -norequire, 'Tie::StdHash';
Attempting to inherit from yourself generates a warning.
use superclass 'Foo';
This module was forked from parent to add version checks. The parent module was forked from base to remove the cruft that had accumulated in it.
Authors of or contributors to predecessor modules include Rafaël Garcia-Suarez, Bart Lateur, Max Maischein, Anno Siegel, and Michael Schwern
Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at https://github.com/dagolden/superclass/issues. You will be notified automatically of any progress on your issue.
This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.
git clone https://github.com/dagolden/superclass.git
David Golden <email@example.com>
This software is copyright (c) 2013 by David Golden.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
To install superclass, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.