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for, noteworthy changes.

0.87 Tue Jul 7, 2009
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Delegation
      - Once again allow class names as well as objects for
        delegation. This was changed in 0.86.

0.86 Fri Jul 3, 2009
    * Moose::Meta::Class::Immutable::Trait
      - Fixes to work with the latest Class::MOP.

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Delegation
      - Delegation now dies with a more useful error message if the
        attribute's accessor returns something defined but
        unblessed. (hdp)

0.85 Fri, Jun 26, 2009
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - The warning for 'no associated methods' is now split out into
        the _check_associated_methods method, so that extensions can
        safely call 'after install_accessors => ...'. This fixes a
        warning from MooseX::AttributeHelpers. (hdp)

0.84 Fri, Jun 26, 2009
    * Moose::Role
      - has now sets definition_context for attributes defined in
        roles. (doy)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - When adding an attribute to a metaclass, if the attribute has
        no associated methods, it will give a deprecation
        warning. (hdp)
      - Methods generated by delegation were not being added to
        associated_methods. (hdp)
      - Attribute accessors (reader, writer, accessor, predicate,
        clearer) now warn if they overwrite an existing method. (doy)
      - Attribute constructors now warn very noisily about unknown (or
        mispelled) arguments

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Deprecated the totally useless Role type name, which just
        checked if $object->can('does'). Note that this is _not_ the
        same as a type created by calling role_type('RoleName').

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::DuckType
      - Reify duck type from a regular subtype into an actual class
        - Document this because Sartak did all my work for me

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - Allow Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::DuckType in handles, since
        it is just a list of methods (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - The get_*_method_modifiers methods would die if the role had
        no modifiers of the given type (Robert Buels).

0.83 Tue, Jun 23, 2009
    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Fix _construct_instance not setting the special __MOP__ object
        key in instances of anon classes. (doy)

0.82 Sun, Jun 21, 2009
    * Moose::Manual::Types
      - Mention MooseX::Types early to avoid users falling down the
        string parsing rathole (mst)

    * Moose::Manual::MooseX
      - Add warnings about class-level extensions and mention considering
        using plain objects instead

0.81 Sun, Jun 7, 2009
    * Bumped our Class::MOP prereq to the latest version (0.85), since
      that's what we need.

0.80 Sat, Jun 6, 2009
    * Moose::Manual::FAQ 
      - Add FAQ about the coercion change from 0.76 because it came up
        three times today (perigrin)
        - Win doy $10 dollars because Sartak didn't think anybody
          would document this fast enough (perigrin)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Destructor
      - Inline a DESTROY method even if there are no DEMOLISH methods
        to prevent unnecessary introspection in

    * Moose::*
      - A role's required methods are now represented by
        Moose::Meta::Role::Method::Required objects. Conflicts are now
        represented by Moose::Meta::Role::Method::Conflicting
        objects. The benefit for end-users in that unresolved
        conflicts generate different, more instructive, errors,
        resolving Ovid's #44895. (Sartak)

    * Moose::Role
      - Improve the error message of "extends" as suggested by Adam
        Kennedy and confound (Sartak)
      - Link to Moose::Manual::Roles from Moose::Role as we now have
        excellent documentation (Adam Kennedy)

    * Tests
      - Update test suite for subname change in Class::MOP
      - Add TODO test for infinite recursion in Moose::Meta::Class

0.79 Wed, May 13, 2009
    * Tests
      - More fixes for Win32 problems. Reported by Robert Krimen.

    * Moose::Object
      - The DEMOLISHALL method could still blow up in some cases
        during global destruction. This method has been made more
        resilient in the face of global destruction's random garbage
        collection order.

    * Moose::Exporter
      - If you "also" a module that isn't loaded, the error message
        now acknowledges that (Sartak)

    * Moose
      - When your ->meta method does not return a Moose::Meta::Class,
        the error message gave the wrong output (Sartak)

0.78 Tue, May 12, 2009
    * Moose::Cookbook::FAQ and Moose::Cookbook::WTF
      - Merged these documents into what is now Moose::Manual::FAQ

    * Moose::Unsweetened
      - Moved to Moose::Manual::Unsweetened

    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipes 9-12
      - Renamed to be 8-11, since recipe 8 did not exist

    * Moose::Exporter
      - Make Moose::Exporter import strict and warnings into packages
        that use it (doy)

    * Moose::Object
      - Fix DEMOLISHALL sometimes not being able to find DEMOLISH
        methods during global destruction (doy)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::ToClass
      - Track the Role::Application objects created during class-role
        consumption (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Fix metaclass incompatibility errors when extending a vanilla perl
        class which isa Moose class with a metaclass role applied (t0m)

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - Add a role-combination hook, _role_for_combination, for the
        benefit of MooseX::Role::Parameterized (Sartak)

    * Tests
      - Some tests were failing on Win32 because they explicit checked
        warning output for newlines. Reported by Nickolay Platonov.

0.77 Sat, May 2, 2009
    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - Add explicit use of Devel::GlobalDestruction and Sub::Name

    * Moose::Object
      - Pass a boolean to DEMOLISHALL and DEMOLISH indicating whether
        or not we are currently in global destruction (doy)
      - Add explicit use of Devel::GlobalDestruction and Sub::Name

    * Moose::Cookbook::FAQ
      - Reworked much of the existing content to be more useful to
        modern Moose hackers (Sartak)

    * Makefile.PL
      - Depend on Class::MOP 0.83 instead of 0.82_01.

0.76 Mon, April 27, 2009
    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - Do not run coercions in coerce() if the value already passes the type
        constraint (hdp)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Class
      - In validation error messages, specifically say that the value is not
        an instance of the class. This should alleviate some frustrating
        forgot-to-load-my-type bugs. #44639 (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::ToClass
      - Revert the class-overrides-role warning in favor of a solution outside
        of the Moose core (Sartak)

    * Tests
      - Make Test::Output optional again, since it's only used in a few files

0.75_01 Thu, April 23, 2009
    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::ToClass
      - Moose now warns about each class overriding methods from roles it
        consumes (Sartak)

    * Tests
      - Warnings tests have standardized on Test::Output which is now an
        unconditionally dependency (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Changes to immutabilization to work with Class::MOP 0.82_01+.

0.75 Mon, April 20, 2009
    * Moose
    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Move validation of not inheriting from roles from Moose::extends to
        Moose::Meta::Class::superclasses (doy)

    * Moose::Util
      - add ensure_all_roles() function to encapsulate the common "apply this
        role unless the object already does it" pattern (hdp)

    * Moose::Exporter
      - Users can now select a different metaclass with the "-metaclass"
        option to import, for classes and roles (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - Make method_metaclass an attr so that it can accept a metarole
        application.  (jdv)

0.74 Tue, April 7, 2009
    * Moose::Meta::Role
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Destructor
      - Include stack traces in the deprecation warnings.
        (Florian Ragwitz)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Removed the long-deprecated _apply_all_roles method.

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - Removed the long-deprecated union method.

0.73_02 Mon, April 6, 2009
    * More deprecations and renamings
      - Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
        - initialize_body => _initialize_body (this is always called
          when an object is constructed)

    * Moose::Object
      - The DEMOLISHALL method could throw an exception during global
        destruction, meaning that your class's DEMOLISH methods would
        not be properly called. Reported by t0m.

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Destructor
      - Destructor inlining was totally broken by the change to the
        is_needed method in 0.72_01. Now there is a test for this
        feature, and it works again.

    * Moose::Util
      - Bold the word 'not' in the POD for find_meta (t0m)

0.73_01 Sun, April 5, 2009
    * Moose::*
      - Call user_class->meta in fewer places, with the eventual goal
        of allowing the user to rename or exclude ->meta
        altogether. Instead uses Class::MOP::class_of. (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - If an attribute had a lazy default, and that value did not
        pass the attribute's type constraint, it did not get the
        message from the type constraint, instead using a generic
        message. Test provided by perigrin.

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Add duck_type keyword. It's sugar over making sure an object
        can() a list of methods. This is easier than jrockway's
        suggestion to fork all of CPAN. (perigrin)
        - add tests and documentation (perigrin)

    * Moose
      - Document the fact that init_meta() returns the target class's
        metaclass object. (hdp)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe1
    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe2
    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe3
    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe4
      - Make init_meta() examples explicitly return the metaclass and
        point out this fact. (hdp)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe12
      - A new recipe, creating a custom meta-method class.

    * Moose::Cookbook::Meta::Recipe6
      - A new recipe, creating a custom meta-method class.

    * Moose::Meta::Class
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - Attribute triggers no longer receive the meta-attribute object
        as an argument in any circumstance. Previously, triggers
        called during instance construction were passed the
        meta-attribute, but triggers called by normal accessors were
        not. Fixes RT#44429, reported by Mark Swayne. (hdp)

    * Moose::Manual::Attributes
      - Remove references to triggers receving the meta-attribute object as an
        argument. (hdp)

    * Moose::Cookbook::FAQ
      - Remove recommendation for deprecated Moose::Policy and
        Moose::Policy::FollowPBP; recommend MooseX::FollowPBP
        instead. (hdp)

    * Many methods have been renamed with a leading underscore, and a
      few have been deprecated entirely. The methods with a leading
      underscore are consider "internals only". People writing
      subclasses or extensions to Moose should feel free to override
      them, but they are not for "public" use.

      - Moose::Meta::Class
        - check_metaclass_compatibility => _check_metaclass_compatibility

      - Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
        - initialize_body => _initialize_body (this is always called
          when an object is constructed)
        - /(generate_.*_method(?:_inline)?)/ => '_' . $1

      - Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
        - initialize_body => _initialize_body (this is always called
          when an object is constructed)
        - /(generate_constructor_method(?:_inline)?)/ => '_' . $1
        - attributes => _attributes (now inherited from parent)
        - meta_instance => _meta_instance (now inherited from parent)

      - Moose::Meta::Role
        - alias_method is deprecated. Use add_method

0.73 Fri, March 29, 2009
    * No changes from 0.72_01.

0.72_01 Thu, March 26, 2009
    * Everything
      - Almost every module has complete API documentation. A few
        methods (and even whole classes) have been intentionally
        excluded pending some rethinking of their APIs.

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Calling subtype with a name as the only argument is now an
        exception. If you want an anonymous subtype do:

         my $subtype = subtype as 'Foo';

    * Moose::Cookbook::Meta::Recipe7
      - A new recipe, creating a custom meta-instance class.

    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe5
      - Fix various typos and mistakes. Includes a patch from Radu

    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe9
      - Link to this recipe from's builder blurb

    * Moose::Exporter
      - When wrapping a function with a prototype, Moose::Exporter now
        makes sure the wrapped function still has the same
        prototype. (Daisuke Maki)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - Allow a subclass to set lazy_build for an inherited
        attribute. (hdp)

    * Makefile.PL
      - Explicitly depend on Data::OptList. We already had this dependency
        via Sub::Exporter, but since we're using it directly we're
        better off with it listed. (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - Make it easier to subclass the inlining behaviour. (Ash

    * Moose::Manual::Delta
      - Details significant changes in the history of Moose, along
        with recommended workarounds.

    * Moose::Manual::Contributing
      - Contributor's guide to Moose.

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - The long-deprecated intialize_body method has been removed
        (yes, spelled like that).

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Destructor
      - This is_needed method is now always a class method.

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Changes to the internals of how make_immutable works to match
        changes in latest Class::MOP.

0.72 Mon, February 23, 2009
    * Moose::Object
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - A mutable class accepted Foo->new(undef) without complaint,
        while an immutable class would blow up with an unhelpful
        error. Now, in both cases we throw a helpful error
        instead. Reported by doy.

0.71_01 Sun, February 22, 2009
    * Moose::Cookbook
      - Hopefully fixed some POD errors in a few recipes that caused
        them to display weird on

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Calling type or subtype without the sugar helpers (as, where,
        message) is now deprecated.
      - The subtype function tried hard to guess what you meant, but
        often got it wrong. For example:

         my $subtype = subtype as 'ArrayRef[Object]';

        This caused an error in the past, but now works as you'd

    * Everywhere
      - Make sure is loaded before calling
        Moose->throw_error. This wasn't normally an issue, but could
        bite you in weird cases.

0.71 Thu, February 19, 2009
    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe11
      - A new recipe which demonstrates the use of BUILDARGS and
        BUILD. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Roles::Recipe3
      - A new recipe, applying a role to an object instance. (Dave

    * Moose::Exporter
      - Allow overriding specific keywords from "also" packages. (doy)

    * Tests
      - Replace hardcoded cookbook tests with Test::Inline to ensure
        the tests match the actual code in the recipes. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook
      - Working on the above turned up a number of little bugs in the
        recipe code. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints::Optimized
      - Just use Class::MOP for the optimized ClassName check. (Dave

0.70 Sat, February 14, 2009
    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Added the RoleName type (stevan)
        - added tests for this (stevan)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe3
      - Updated the before qw[left right] sub to be a little more
        defensive about what it accepts (stevan)
        - added more tests to t/000_recipies/basics/003_binary_tree.t

    * Moose::Object
      - We now always call DEMOLISHALL, even if a class does not
        define DEMOLISH. This makes sure that method modifiers on
        DEMOLISHALL work as expected. (doy)
        - added tests for this (EvanCarroll)

    * Moose::Util::MetaRole
      - Accept roles for the wrapped_method_metaclass (rafl)
        - added tests for this (rafl)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - We no longer pass the meta-attribute object as a final
        argument to triggers. This actually changed for inlined code a
        while back, but the non-inlined version and the docs were
        still out of date.

    * Tests
      - Some tests tried to use Test::Warn 0.10, which had bugs. Now
        they require 0.11. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Documentation
      - Lots of small changes to the manual, cookbook, and
        elsewhere. These were based on feedback from various
        users, too many to list here. (Dave Rolsky)

0.69 Thu, February 12, 2009
    * Moose
      - Make some keyword errors use throw_error instead of croak
        since Moose::Exporter wraps keywords now (Sartak)

    * Moose::Cookbook::*
      - Revised every recipe for style and clarity. Also moved some
        documentation out of cookbook recipes and into Moose::Manual
        pages. This work was funded as part of the Moose docs grant
        from TPF. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Delegation
      - If the attribute doing the delegation was not populated, the
        error message did not specify the attribute name
        properly. (doy)

0.68 Wed, February 4, 2009
    * POD
      - Many spelling, typo, and formatting fixes by daxim.

    * Moose::Manual::Attributes
      - The NAME section in the POD used "Attribute" so search.cpan
        didn't resolve links from other documents properly.

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Overriden
      - Now properly spelled as Overridden. Thanks to daxim for
        noticing this.

0.67 Tue, February 3, 2009
    * Moose::Manual::*
      - Lots of little typo fixes and a few clarifications. Several
        pages didn't have proper titles, and so weren't actually
        visible on Thanks to hanekomu for a variety
        of fixes and formatting improvements.

0.66 Tue, February 3, 2009
    * Moose::Manual
      - This is a brand new, extensive manual for Moose. This aims to
        provide a complete introduction to all of Moose's
        features. This work was funded as part of the Moose docs grant
        from TPF. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - Added a delegation_metaclass method to replace a hard-coded
        use of Moose::Meta::Method::Delegation. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - If you created a subtype and passed a parent that Moose didn't
        know about, it simply ignored the parent. Now it automatically
        creates the parent as a class type. This may not be what you
        want, but is less broken than before. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - This module tried throw errors by calling Moose->throw_error,
        but it did not ensure that Moose was loaded first. This could
        cause very unhelpful errors when it tried to throw an error
        before Moose was loaded. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - You could declare a name with subtype such as "Foo!Bar" that
        would be allowed, but if you used it in a parameterized type
        such as "ArrayRef[Foo!Bar]" it wouldn't work. We now do some
        vetting on names created via the sugar functions, so that they
        can only contain alphanumerics, ":", and ".". (Dave Rolsky)

0.65 Thu, January 22, 2008
    * Moose and Moose::Meta::Method::Overridden
      - If an overridden method called super(), and then the
        superclass's method (not overridden) _also_ called super(),
        Moose went into an endless recursion loop. Test provided by
        Chris Prather. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - All methods are now documented. (gphat)

    * t/100_bugs/011_DEMOLISH_eats_exceptions.t
      - Fixed some bogus failures that occurred because we tried to
        validate filesystem paths in a very ad-hoc and
        not-quite-correct way. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Added maybe_type to exports. See docs for details. (rjbs)

    * Moose
      - Added Moose::Util::TypeConstraints to the SEE ALSO
        section. (pjf)

    * Moose::Role
      - Methods created via an attribute can now fulfill a "requires"
        declaration for a role. (nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::*
      - Stack traces from inlined code will now report its line and
        file as being in your class, as opposed to in Moose
        guts. (nothingmuch).

0.64 Wed, December 31, 2008
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - Always inline predicate and clearer methods (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - Support for parameterized traits (Sartak)
      - verify_against_type_constraint method to avoid duplication
        and enhance extensibility (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Tests (but no support yet) for parameterized traits (Sartak)

    * Moose
      - Require Class::MOP 0.75+, which has the side effect of making
        sure we work on Win32. (Dave Rolsky)

0.63 Mon, December 8, 2008
    * Moose::Unsweetened
      - Some small grammar tweaks and bug fixes in non-Moose example
        code. (Dave Rolsky)

0.62_02 Fri, December 5, 2008
    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::ToClass
      - When a class does not provide all of a role's required
        methods, the error thrown now mentions all of the missing
        methods, as opposed to just the first one found. Requested by
        Curtis Poe (RT #41119). (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - Moose will no longer inline a constructor for your class
        unless it inherits its constructor from Moose::Object, and
        will warn when it doesn't inline. If you want to force
        inlining anyway, pass "replace_constructor => 1" to
        make_immutable. Addresses RT #40968, reported by Jon
        Swartz. (Dave Rolsky)
      - The quoting of default values could be broken if the default
        contained a single quote ('). Now we use quotemeta to escape
        anything potentially dangerous in the defaults. (Dave Rolsky)

0.62_01 Wed, December 3, 2008
    * Moose::Object
      - use the method->execute API for BUILDALL
        and DEMOLISHALL (Sartak)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - We now make all the type constraint meta classes immutable
        before creating the default types provided by Moose. This
        should make loading Moose a little faster. (Dave Rolsky)

0.62 Wed November 26, 2008
    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::ToClass
      - fixed issues where excluding and aliasing the
        same methods for a single role did not work
        right (worked just fine with multiple
        roles) (stevan)
        - added test for this (stevan)

    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::RoleSummation
      - fixed the error message when trying to compose
        a role with a role it excludes (Sartak)

    * Moose::Exporter
      - Catch another case where recursion caused the value
        of $CALLER to be stamped on (t0m)
        - added test for this (t0m)

    * Moose
      - Remove the make_immutable keyword, which has been
        deprecated since April. It breaks metaclasses that
        use Moose without no Moose (Sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - Removing an attribute from a class now also removes delegation
        (handles) methods installed for that attribute (t0m)
        - added test for this (t0m)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - An attribute with a default that looked like a number (but was
        really a string) would accidentally be treated as a number
        when the constructor was made immutable (perigrin)
        - added test for this (perigrin)

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - create method for constructing a role
        dynamically (Sartak)
        - added test for this (Sartak)
      - anonymous roles! (Sartak)
        - added test for this (Sartak)

    * Moose::Role
      - more consistent error messages (Sartak)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Roles::Recipe1
      - attempt to explain why a role that just requires
        methods is useful (Sartak)

0.61 Fri November 7, 2008
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - When passing a role to handles, it will be loaded if necessary

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Method objects returned by get_method (and other methods)
        Could end up being returned without an associated_metaclass
        attribute. Removing get_method_map, which is provided by
        Class::MOP::Class, fixed this. The Moose version did nothing
        different from its parent except introduce a bug. (Dave Rolsky)
        - added tests for this (jdv79)

    * Various
      - Added a $VERSION to all .pm files which didn't have one. Fixes
        RT #40049, reported by Adam Kennedy. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe4
    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe6
      - These files had spaces on the first line of the SYNOPSIS, as
        opposed to a totally empty line. According to RT #40432, this
        confuses POD parsers. (Dave Rolsky)

0.60 Fri October 24, 2008
    * Moose::Exporter
      - Passing "-traits" when loading Moose caused the
        exports to be broken. Reported by t0m. (Dave Rolsky)
        - Tests for this bug. (t0m)

    * Moose::Util
      - Change resolve_metaclass alias to use the new
        load_first_existing_class function. This makes it a lot
        simpler, and also around 5 times faster. (t0m)
      - Add caching to resolve_metaclass_alias, which gives an order
        of magnitude speedup to things which repeatedly call the
        Moose::Meta::Attribute->does method, notably MooseX::Storage

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraint
      - Put back the changes for parameterized constraints that
        shouldn't have been removed in 0.59. We still cannot parse
        them, but MooseX modules can create them in some other
        way. See the 0.58 changes for more details. (jnapiorkowski)
      - Changed the way subtypes are created so that the job is
        delegated to a type constraint parent. This clears up some
        hardcoded checking and should allow correct subtypes of
        Moose::Meta::Type::Constraint. Don't rely on this new API too
        much (create_child_type) because it may go away in the
        future. (jnapiorkowski)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Union
      - Type constraint names are sorted as strings, not numbers.

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Parameterizable
      - New parameterize method. This can be used as a factory method
        to make a new type constraint with a given parameterized
        type. (jnapiorkowski)
        - added tests (jnapiorkowski)

0.59 Tue October 14, 2008
    * Moose
      - Add abridged documentation for builder/default/initializer/
        predicate, and link to more details sections in
        Class::MOP::Attribute. (t0m)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - removed prototypes from all but the &-based stuff (mst)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Creating a anonymous subtype with both a constraint and a
        message failed with a very unhelpful error, but should just
        work. Reported by t0m. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Tests
      - Some tests that used Test::Warn if it was available failed
        with older versions of Test::Warn. Reported by Fayland. (Dave
      - Test firing behavior of triggers in relation to builder/default/
        lazy_build. (t0m)
      - Test behavior of equals/is_a_type_of/is_a_subtype_of for all
        kinds of supported type. (t0m)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - In create(), do not pass "roles" option to the superclass
        - added related test that creates an anon metaclass with
          a required attribute

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Class
    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Role
      - Unify behavior of equals/is_a_type_of/is_a_subtype_of with
        other types (as per change in 0.55_02). (t0m)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Registry
      - Fix warning when dealing with unknown type names (t0m)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Reverted changes from 0.58 related to handle parameterized
        types. This caused random failures on BSD and Win32 systems,
        apparently related to the regex engine. This means that Moose
        can no longer parse structured type constraints like
        ArrayRef[Int,Int] or HashRef[name=>Str]. This will be
        supported in a slightly different way via MooseX::Types some
        time in the future. (Dave Rolsky)

0.58 Sat September 20, 2008
    !! This release has an incompatible change regarding !!
    !! how roles add methods to a class !!

    * Roles and role application
      ! Roles now add methods by calling add_method, not
        alias_method. They make sure to always provide a method
        object, which will be cloned internally. This means that it is
        now possible to track the source of a method provided by a
        role, and even follow its history through intermediate roles.

        This means that methods added by a role now show up when
        looking at a class's method list/map. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Makefile.PL
      - From this release on, we'll try to maintain a list of
        conflicting modules, and warn you if you have one
        installed. For example, this release conflicts with ...
        - MooseX::Singleton        <= 0.11
        - MooseX::Params::Validate <= 0.05
        - Fey::ORM                 <= 0.10

        In general, we try to not break backwards compatibility for
        most Moose users, but MooseX modules and other code which
        extends Moose's metaclasses is often affected by very small
        changes in the Moose internals.

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Delegation
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - Delegation methods now have their own method class. (Dave

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Parameterizable
      - Added a new method 'parameterize' which is basically a factory
        for the containing constraint. This makes it easier to create
        new types of parameterized constraints. (jnapiorkowski)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Union
      - Changed the way Union types canonicalize their names to follow
        the normalized TC naming rules, which means we strip all
        whitespace. (jnapiorkowski)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Parameter and Union args are now sorted, this makes Int|Str
        the same constraint as Str|Int. (jnapiorkowski)
      - Changes to the way Union types are parsed to more correctly
        stringify their names. (jnapiorkowski)
      - When creating a parameterized type, we now use the new
        parameterize method. (jnapiorkowski)
      - Incoming type constraint strings are now normalized to remove
        all whitespace differences. (jnapiorkowski)
      - Changed the way we parse type constraint strings so that we now
        match TC[Int,Int,...] and TC[name=>Str] as parameterized type
        constraints. This lays the foundation for more flexible type
        constraint implementations.

    * Tests and docs for all the above. (jnapiorkowski)

    * Moose::Exporter
    * Moose
      - Moose::Exporter will no longer remove a subroutine that the
        exporting package re-exports. Moose re-exports the
        Carp::confess function, among others. The reasoning is that we
        cannot know whether you have also explicitly imported those
        functions for your own use, so we err on the safe side and
        always keep them. (Dave Rolsky)
        - added tests for this (rafl)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Changes to how we fix metaclass compatibility that are much
        too complicated to go into. The summary is that Moose is much
        less likely to complain about metaclass incompatibility
        now. In particular, if two metaclasses differ because
        Moose::Util::MetaRole was used on the two corresponding
        classes, then the difference in roles is reconciled for the
        subclass's metaclass. (Dave Rolsky)
      - Squashed an warning in _process_attribute (thepler)

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - throw exceptions (sooner) for invalid attribute names (thepler)
        - added tests for this (thepler)

    * Moose::Util::MetaRole
      - If you explicitly set a constructor or destructor class for a
        metaclass object, and then applied roles to the metaclass,
        that explicitly set class would be lost and replaced with the

    * Moose::Meta::Class
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
    * Moose::Meta::Method
    * Moose
    * Moose::Object
    * Moose::Error::Default
    * Moose::Error::Croak
    * Moose::Error::Confess
      - All instances of confess() changed to use overridable
        C<throw_error> method. This method ultimately calls a class
        constructor, and you can change the class being called. In
        addition, errors now pass more information than just a string.
        The default C<error_class> behaves like C<Carp::confess>, so
        the behavior is not visibly different for end users.

0.57 Wed September 3, 2008
    * Moose::Intro
      - A new bit of doc intended to introduce folks familiar with
        "standard" Perl 5 OO to Moose concepts. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Unsweetened
      - Shows examples of two classes, each done first with and then
        without Moose. This makes a nice parallel to
        Moose::Intro. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Fixed a bug in find_or_parse_type_constraint so that it
        accepts a Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint object as the parent
        type, not just a name (jnapiorkowski)
        - added tests (jnapiorkowski)

    * Moose::Exporter
      - If Sub::Name was not present, unimporting failed to actually
        remove some sugar subs, causing test failures (Dave Rolsky)

0.56 Mon September 1, 2008
    For those not following the series of dev releases, there are
    several major changes in this release of Moose.
      ! Moose::init_meta should now be called as a method. See the
        docs for details.

      - Major performance improvements by nothingmuch.

      - New modules for extension writers, Moose::Exporter and
        Moose::Util::MetaRole by Dave Rolsky.

      - Lots of doc improvements and additions, especially in the
        cookbook sections.

      - Various bug fixes.

    * Removed all references to the experimental-but-no-longer-needed

    * Require Class::MOP 0.65.

0.55_04 Sat August 30, 2008
    * Moose::Util::MetaRole
    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe2
      - This simplifies the application of roles to any meta class, as
        well as the base object class. Reimplemented metaclass traits
        using this module. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe1
      - This a new recipe, an overview of various ways to write Moose
        extensions (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe3
    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe4
      - These used to be Extending::Recipe1 and Extending::Recipe2,

0.55_03 Fri August 29, 2008
    * No changes from 0.55_02 except increasing the Class::MOP
      dependency to 0.64_07.

0.55_02 Fri August 29, 2008
    * Makefile.PL and
      - explicitly require Perl 5.8.0+ (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Fix warnings from find_type_constraint if the type is not
        found (t0m).

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - Predicate methods (equals/is_a_type_of/is_subtype_of) now
        return false if the type you specify cannot be found in the
        type registry, rather than throwing an unhelpful and
        coincidental exception. (t0m).
        - added docs & test for this (t0m)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Registry
      - add_type_constraint now throws an exception if a parameter is
        not supplied (t0m).
        - added docs & test for this (t0m)

    * Moose::Cookbook::FAQ
      - Added a faq entry on the difference between "role" and "trait"

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - Fixed a bug that caused role composition to not see a required
        method when that method was provided by another role being
        composed at the same time. (Dave Rolsky)
        - test and bug finding (tokuhirom)

0.55_01 Wed August 20, 2008

    !! Calling Moose::init_meta as a function is now         !!
    !! deprecated. Please see the docs for details. !!

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - Fix inlined constructor so that values produced by default
        or builder methods are coerced as required. (t0m)
        - added test for this (t0m)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - A lazy attribute with a default or builder did not attempt to
        coerce the default value. The immutable code _did_
        coerce. (t0m)
        - added test for this (t0m)

    * Moose::Exporter
      - This is a new helper module for writing "Moose-alike"
        modules. This should make the lives of MooseX module authors
        much easier. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose
    * Moose::Cookbook::Meta::Recipe5
      - Implemented metaclass traits (and wrote a recipe for it):

          use Moose -traits => 'Foo'

        This should make writing small Moose extensions a little
        easier (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe1
      - Removed any examples of direct hashref access, and applied an
        editorial axe to reduce verbosity. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe1
      - Also applied an editorial axe here. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose
    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe1
    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe2
      - Rewrote extending and embedding moose documentation and
        recipes to use Moose::Exporter (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose
    * Moose::Role
      - These two modules now warn when you load them from the main
        package "main" package, because we will not export sugar to
        main. Previously it just did nothing. (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Role
      - Now provide an init_meta method just like, and you
        can call this to provide an alternate role metaclass. (Dave
        Rolsky and nothingmuch)
      - get_method_map now respects the package cache flag (nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - Two new methods - add_method and wrap_method_body

    * many modules
      - Optimizations including allowing constructors to accept hash
        refs, making many more classes immutable, and making
        constructors immutable. (nothingmuch)

0.55 Sun August 3, 2008
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - breaking down the way 'handles' methods are
        created so that the process can be more easily
        overridden by subclasses (stevan)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - fixing what is passed into a ->message with
        the type constraints (RT #37569)
        - added tests for this (Charles Alderman)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - fix coerce to accept anon types like subtype can (mst)

    * Moose::Cookbook
      - reorganized the recipes into sections - Basics, Roles, Meta,
        Extending - and wrote abstracts for each section (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Basics::Recipe10
      - A new recipe that demonstrates operator overloading
        in combination with Moose. (bluefeet)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Meta::Recipe1
      - an introduction to what meta is and why you'd want to make
        your own metaclass extensions (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Meta::Recipe4
      - a very simple metaclass example (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe1
      - how to write a Moose-alike module to use your own object base
        class (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Extending::Recipe2
      - how to write modules with an API just like C<> (Dave

    * all documentation
      - Tons of fixes, both syntactical and grammatical (Dave
        Rolsky, Paul Fenwick)

0.54 Thurs. July 3, 2008
    ... this is not my day today ...

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - fixed legal_options_for_inheritance such that
        clone_and_inherit options still works for
        Class::MOP::Attribute objects and therefore
        does not break MooseX::AttributeHelpers

0.53 Thurs. July 3, 2008
    * Whoops, I guess I should run 'make manifest' before
      actually releasing the module. No actual changes
      in this release, except the fact that it includes
      the changes that I didn't include in the last
      release. (stevan--)

0.52 Thurs. July 3, 2008
    * Moose
      - added "FEATURE REQUESTS" section to the Moose docs
        to properly direct people (stevan) (RT #34333)
      - making 'extends' croak if it is passed a Role since
        this is not ever something you want to do
        (fixed by stevan, found by obra)
        - added tests for this (stevan)

    * Moose::Object
      - adding support for DOES (as in UNIVERSAL::DOES)
        - added test for this

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - added legal_options_for_inheritance (wreis)
        - added tests for this (wreis)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Snacks::*
      - removed some of the unfinished snacks that should
        not have been released yet. Added some more examples
        to the 'Keywords' snack. (stevan)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Style
      - added general Moose "style guide" of sorts to the
        cookbook (nothingmuch) (RT #34335)

    * t/
      - added more BUILDARGS tests (stevan)

0.51 Thurs. Jun 26, 2008
    * Moose::Role
      - add unimport so "no Moose::Role" actually does
        something (sartak)

    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::ToRole
      - when RoleA did RoleB, and RoleA aliased a method from RoleB in
        order to provide its own implementation, that method still got
        added to the list of required methods for consumers of
        RoleB. Now an aliased method is only added to the list of
        required methods if the role doing the aliasing does not
        provide its own implementation. See Recipe 11 for an example
        of all this. (Dave Rolsky)
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - when a single argument that wasn't a hashref was provided to
        an immutabilized constructor, the error message was very
        unhelpful, as opposed to the non-immutable error. Reported by
        dew. (Dave Rolsky)
        - added test for this (Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - added support for meta_attr->does("ShortAlias") (sartak)
        - added tests for this (sartak)
      - moved the bulk of the `handles` handling to the new
        install_delegation method (Stevan)

    * Moose::Object
      - Added BUILDARGS, a new step in new()

    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::RoleSummation
      - fix typos no one ever sees (sartak)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
    * Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion
      - Attempt to work around the ??{ } vs. threads issue
        (not yet fixed)
      - Some null_constraint optimizations

0.50 Thurs. Jun 11, 2008
    - Fixed a version number issue by bumping all modules
      to 0.50.

0.49 Thurs. Jun 11, 2008
    !! This version now approx. 20-25% !!
    !! faster with new Class::MOP 0.59 !!

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - fixed how the is => (ro|rw) works with
        custom defined reader, writer and accessor
        - added docs for this (TODO).
        - added tests for this (Thanks to Penfold)
      - added the custom attribute alias for regular
        Moose attributes which is "Moose"
      - fix builder and default both being used

    * Moose
      - switched usage of reftype to ref because
        it is much faster

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - changing add_package_symbol to use the new
        HASH ref form

    * Moose::Object
      - fixed how DEMOLISHALL is called so that it
        can be overrided in subclasses (thanks to Sartak)
        - added test for this (thanks to Sartak)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - move the ClassName type check code to
        Class::MOP::is_class_loaded (thanks to Sartak)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Recipe11
      - add tests for this (thanks to tokuhirom)

0.48 Thurs. May 29, 2008
    (early morning release engineering)--

    - fixing the version in Moose::Meta::Method::Destructor
      which was causing the indexer to choke

0.47 Thurs. May 29, 2008
    (late night release engineering)--

    - fixing the version is META.yml, no functional
      changes in this release

0.46 Wed. May 28, 2008
    !! This version now approx. 20-25% !!
    !! faster with new Class::MOP 0.57 !!

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - some optimizations of the &initialize method
        since it is called so often by &meta

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - now use the get_all_package_symbols from the
        updated Class::MOP, test suite is now 10 seconds

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Destructor
      - is_needed can now also be called as a class
        method for immutablization to check if the
        destructor object even needs to be created
        at all

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Destructor
      - added more descriptive error message to help
        keep people from wasting time tracking an error
        that is easily fixed by upgrading.

0.45 Saturday, May 24, 2008
    * Moose
      - Because of work in Class::MOP 0.57, all
        XS based functionality is now optional
        and a Pure Perl version is supplied
        - the CLASS_MOP_NO_XS environment variable
          can now be used to force non-XS versions
          to always be used
        - several of the packages have been tweaked
          to take care of this, mostly we added
          support for the package_name and name
          variables in all the Method metaclasses
      - before/around/after method modifiers now
        support regexp matching of names
        (thanks to Takatoshi Kitano)
        - tests added for this
        - NOTE: this only works for classes, it
          is currently not supported in roles,
          but, ... patches welcome
      - All usage of Carp::confess have been replaced
        by Carp::croak in the "keyword" functions since
        the stack trace is usually not helpful

    * Moose::Role
      - All usage of Carp::confess have been replaced
        by Carp::croak in the "keyword" functions since
        the stack trace is usually not helpful
      - The 'has' keyword for roles now accepts the
        same array ref form that does
        (has [qw/foo bar/] => (is => 'rw', ...))
        - added test for this

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - trigger on a ro-attribute is no longer an
        error, as it's useful to trigger off of the

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - added same 'add_package_symbol' fix as in
        Class::MOP 0.57

    * Moose::Util
      - does_role now handles non-Moose classes
        more gracefully
        - added tests for this
      - added the 'add_method_modifier' function
        (thanks to Takatoshi Kitano)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - subtypes of parameterizable types now are
        themselves parameterizable types

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - fixed bug where trigger was not being
        called by the inlined immutable
        - added test for this (thanks to Caelum)

    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::ToInstance
      - now uses the metaclass of the instance
        (if possible) to create the anon-class
        (thanks Jonathan Rockway)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Recipe22
      - added the meta-attribute trait recipe
        (thanks to Sartak)

    * t/
      - fixed hash-ordering test bug that was
        causing occasional cpantester failures
      - renamed the t/000_recipe/*.t tests to be
        more descriptive (thanks to Sartak)

0.44 Sat. May 10, 2008
    * Moose
      - made make_immutable warning cluck to
        show where the error is (thanks mst)

    * Moose::Object
      - BUILDALL and DEMOLISHALL now call
        ->body when looping through the
        methods, to avoid the overloaded
        method call.
      - fixed issue where DEMOLISHALL was
        eating the $@ values, and so not
        working correctly, it still kind of
        eats them, but so does vanilla perl
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Cookbook::Recipe7
      - added new recipe for immutable
        functionality (thanks Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Recipe9
      - added new recipe for builder and
        lazy_build (thanks Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Recipe11
      - added new recipe for method aliasing
        and exclusion with Roles (thanks Dave Rolsky)

    * t/
      - fixed Win32 test failure (thanks spicyjack)

    ~ removed Build.PL and Module::Build compat
      since Module::Install has done that.

0.43 Wed. April, 30, 2008
        drink more coffee before
        doing release engineering

    - whoops, forgot to do the smolder tests,
      and we broke some of the custom meta-attr
      modules. This fixes that.

0.42 Mon. April 28, 2008
    - some bad tests slipped by, nothing else
      changed in this release (cpantesters++)

    - upped the Class::MOP dependency to 0.55
      since we have tests which need the C3

0.41 Mon. April 28, 2008
    ~~ numerous documentation updates ~~

    - Changed all usage of die to Carp::croak for better
      error reporting (initial patch by Tod Hagan)

    - the make_immutable keyword is now deprecated, don't
      use it in any new code and please fix your old code
      as well. There will be 2 releases, and then it will
      be removed.

    * Moose
      - refactored the way inner and super work to avoid
        any method/@ISA cache penalty (nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - fixing &new_object to make sure trigger gets the
        coerced value (spotted by Charles Alderman on the
        mailing list)
        - added test for this

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - immutable classes which had non-lazy attributes were calling
        the default generating sub twice in the constructor. (bug
        found by Jesse Luehrs, fixed by Dave Rolsky)
        - added tests for this (Dave Rolsky)
      - fix typo in initialize_body method (nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Destructor
      - fix typo in initialize_body method (nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Overriden
      - moved the logic for these into their own
        classes (nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - inherited attributes may now be extended without
        restriction on the type ('isa', 'does') (Sartak)
        - added tests for this (Sartak)
      - when an attribute property is malformed (such as lazy without
        a default), give the name of the attribute in the error
        message (Sartak)
      - added the &applied_traits and &has_applied_traits methods
        to allow introspection of traits
        - added tests for this
      - moved 'trait' and 'metaclass' argument handling to here from
      - clone_and_inherit_options now handles 'trait' and 'metaclass' (has
        '+foo' syntax) (nothingmuch)
        - added tests for this (t0m)

    * Moose::Object
      - localize $@ inside DEMOLISHALL to avoid it
        eating $@ (found by Ernesto)
        - added test for this (thanks to Ernesto)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - &find_type_constraint now DWIMs when given an
        type constraint object or name (nothingmuch)
      - &find_or_create_type_constraint superseded with a number of more
        specific functions:
        - find_or_create_{isa,does}_type_constraint
        - find_or_parse_type_constraint

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
        - added the &equals method for comparing two type
          constraints (nothingmuch)
          - added tests for this (nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - add the &parents method, which is just an alias to &parent.
        Useful for polymorphism with TC::{Class,Role,Union} (nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Class
      - added the class attribute for introspection purposes
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Enum
      - broke these out into their own classes (nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Recipe*
      - fixed references to test file locations in the POD
        and updated up some text for new Moose features

    * Moose::Util
      - Added &resolve_metaclass_alias, a helper function for finding an actual
        class for a short name (e.g. in the traits list)

0.40 Fri. March 14, 2008
    - I hate Pod::Coverage

0.39 Fri. March 14, 2008
    * Moose
      - documenting the use of '+name' with attributes
        that come from recently composed roles. It makes
        sense, people are using it, and so why not just
        officially support it.
      - fixing the 'extends' keyword so that it will not
        trigger Ovid's bug (

    * oose
      - added the perl -Moose=+Class::Name feature to allow
        monkeypatching of classes in one liners

    * Moose::Util
      - fixing the 'apply_all_roles' keyword so that it will not
        trigger Ovid's bug (

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - added ->create method which now supports roles (thanks to jrockway)
        - added tests for this
      - added ->create_anon_class which now supports roles and caching of
        the results (thanks to jrockway)
        - added tests for this
      - made ->does_role a little more forgiving when it is
        checking a Class::MOP era metaclasses.

    * Moose::Meta::Role::Application::ToInstance
      - it is now possible to pass extra params to be used when
        a role is applied to an the instance (rebless_params)
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - class_type now accepts an optional second argument for a
        custom message. POD anotated accordingly (groditi)
        - added tests for this
      - it is now possible to make anon-enums by passing 'enum' an
        ARRAY ref instead of the $name => @values. Everything else
        works as before.
        - added tests for this

    * t/
      - making test for using '+name' on attributes consumed
        from a role, it works and makes sense too.

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - fix handles so that it doesn't return nothing
        when the method cannot be found, not sure why
        it ever did this originally, this means we now
        have slightly better support for AUTOLOADed
        - added more delegation tests
      - adding ->does method to this so as to better
        support traits and their introspection.
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Object
      - localizing the Data::Dumper configurations so
        that it does not pollute others (RT #33509)
      - made ->does a little more forgiving when it is
        passed Class::MOP era metaclasses.

0.38 Fri. Feb. 15, 2008
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - fixed initializer to correctly do
        type checking and coercion in the
        - added tests for this

    * t/
      - fixed some finicky tests (thanks to konobi)

0.37 Thurs. Feb. 14, 2008
    * Moose
      - fixed some details in Moose::init_meta
        and its superclass handling (thanks thepler)
        - added tests for this (thanks thepler)
      - 'has' now dies if you don't pass in name
        value pairs
      - added the 'make_immutable' keyword as a shortcut
        to make_immutable

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - making (init_arg => undef) work here too
        (thanks to nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - make lazy attributes respect attr initializers (rjbs)
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - making type errors use the
        assigned message (thanks to Sartak)
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Destructor
      - making sure DESTROY gets inlined properly
        with successive DEMOLISH calls (thanks to manito)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - fixed handling of undef with type constraints
        (thanks to Ernesto)
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Util
      - added &get_all_init_args and &get_all_attribute_values
        (thanks to Sartak and nothingmuch)

0.36 Sat. Jan. 26, 2008
    * Moose::Role
      - role type tests now support when roles are
        applied to non-Moose classes (found by ash)
        - added tests for this (thanks to ash)
      - couple extra tests to boost code coverage

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - improved fix for handling Class::MOP attributes
        - added test for this

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - handled the add_attribute($attribute_meta_object)
        case correctly
        - added test for this

0.35 Tues. Jan. 22, 2008
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - fix to make sure even Class::MOP attributes
        are handled correctly (Thanks to Dave Rolsky)
        - added test for this (also Dave Rolsky)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - improved error message on _apply_all_roles,
        you should now use Moose::Util::apply_all_roles
        and you shouldnt have been using a _ prefixed
        method in the first place ;)

0.34 Mon. Jan. 21, 2008
    ~~~ more misc. doc. fixes ~~~
    ~~ updated copyright dates ~~

    Moose is now a postmodern object system :)
      - (see the POD for details)

    * <<Role System Refactoring>>
    - this release contains a major reworking and
      cleanup of the role system
      - 100% backwards compat.
      - Role application now restructured into seperate
        classes based on type of applicants
      - Role summation (combining of more than one role)
        is much cleaner and anon-classes are no longer
        used in this process
      - new Composite role metaclass
      - runtime application of roles to instances
        is now more efficient and re-uses generated
        classes when applicable

    * <<New Role composition features>>
      - methods can now be excluded from a given role
        during composition
      - methods can now be aliased to another name (and
        still retain the original as well)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints::OptimizedConstraints
      - added this module (see above)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - fixed the &_process_attribute method to be called
        by &add_attribute, so that the API is now correct

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - fixed bug when passing a list of values to
        an accessor would get (incorrectly) ignored.
        Thanks to Sartak for finding this ;)
        - added tests for this (Sartak again)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - lots of cleanup of such things as:
        - generated methods
        - type constraint handling
        - error handling/messages
        (thanks to nothingmuch)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Parameterizable
      - added this module to support the refactor
        in Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Parameterized

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Parameterized
      - refactored how these types are handled so they
        are more generic and not confined to ArrayRef
        and HashRef only

    * t/
      - shortened some file names for better VMS support (RT #32381)

0.33 Fri. Dec. 14, 2007
    !! Moose now loads 2 x faster !!
    !!  with new Class::MOP 0.49  !!

    ++ new module to make command line
       Moose-ness easier (see POD docs for more)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - several tweaks to take advantage of the
        new method map caching in Class::MOP

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Parameterized
      - allow subtypes of ArrayRef and HashRef to
        be used as a container (sartak)
        - added tests for this
      - basic support for coercion to ArrayRef and
        HashRef for containers (sartak)
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion
      - coercions will now create subtypes as needed
        so you can now add coercions to parameterized
        types without having to explictly define them
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - allow subclasses to decide whether we need
        to copy the value into a new variable (sartak)

0.32 Tues. Dec. 4, 2007
    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - fixing how subtype aliases of unions work
        they should inherit the parent's coercion
        - added tests for this
      - you can now define multiple coercions on
        a single type at different times instead of
        having to do it all in one place
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - there is now a default constraint of sub { 1 }
        instead of Moose::Util::TypeConstraints setting
        this for us

    * Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion
    * Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion::Union
      - added the &has_coercion_for_type and
        &add_type_coercions methods to support the
        new features above (although you cannot add
        more type coercions for Union types)

0.31 Mon. Nov. 26, 2007
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - made the +attr syntax handle extending types with
        parameters. So "has '+foo' => (isa => 'ArrayRef[Int]')"
        now works if the original foo is an ArrayRef.
        - added tests for this.
      - delegation now works even if the attribute does not
        have a reader method using the get_read_method_ref
        method from Class::MOP::Attribute.
        - added tests for this
        - added docs for this

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - passing no "additional attribute info" to
        &find_or_create_type_constraint will no longer
        attempt to create an __ANON__ type for you,
        instead it will just return undef.
        - added docs for this

0.30 Fri. Nov. 23, 2007
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      -builder related bug in inlined constructor. (groditi)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - genereate unnecessary calls to predicates and refactor
        code generation for runtime speed (groditi)

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - fix ClassName constraint to introspect symbol table (mst)
        - added more tests for this (mst)
      - fixed it so that subtype 'Foo' => as 'HashRef[Int]' ...
        with work correctly.
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Cookbook
      - adding the link to Recipie 11 (written by Sartak)
        - adding test for SYNOPSIS code

    * t/
      - New tests for builder bug. Upon instantiation, if an
        attribute had a builder, no value and was not lazy the
        builder default was not getting run, oops. (groditi)

0.29 Tues. Nov. 13, 2007
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - Fix error message on missing builder method (groditi)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - Fix error message on missing builder method (groditi)

    * t/
      - Add test to check for the correct error message when
        builder method is missing (groditi)

0.28 Tues. Nov. 13, 2007
    - 0.27 packaged incorrectly (groditi)

0.27 Tues. Nov. 13, 2007
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - Added support for the new builder option (groditi)
      - Added support for lazy_build option (groditi)
      - Changed slot initialization for predicate changes (groditi)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - Added support for lazy_build option (groditi)
      - Fix inline methods to work with corrected predicate
        behavior (groditi)

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - Added support for lazy_build option (groditi)

    * t/
      - tests for builder and lazy_build (groditi)

    * fixing some misc. bits in the docs that
      got mentioned on CPAN Forum & perlmonks

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - fixed how required methods are handled
        when they encounter overriden or modified
        methods from a class (thanks to confound).
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraint
      - fixed the type notation parser so that
        the | always creates a union and so is
        no longer a valid type char (thanks to
        konobi, mugwump and #moose for working
        this one out.)
        - added more tests for this

0.26 Thurs. Sept. 27, 2007
    == New Features ==

    * Parameterized Types
      We now support parameterized collection types, such as:
          ArrayRef[Int]    # array or integers
          HashRef[Object]  # a hash with object values
      They can also be nested:
          ArrayRef[HashRef[RegexpRef]] # an array of hashes with regex values
      And work with the type unions as well:
          ArrayRef[Int | Str]  # array of integers of strings

    * Better Framework Extendability is now "extendable" such that it is now much
      easier to extend the framework and add your own keywords
      and customizations. See the "EXTENDING AND EMBEDDING MOOSE"
      section of the docs.

    * Moose Snacks!
      In an effort to begin documenting some of the various
      details of Moose as well as some common idioms, we have
      created Moose::Cookbook::Snacks as a place to find
      small (easily digestable) nuggets of Moose code.

    ~ Several doc updates/cleanup thanks to castaway ~

    - converted build system to use Module::Install instead of
      Module::Build (thanks to jrockway)

    * Moose
      - added all the meta classes to the immutable list and
        set it to inline the accessors
      - fix import to allow Sub::Exporter like { into => }
            and { into_level => } (perigrin)
      - exposed and documented init_meta() to allow better
            embedding and extending of Moose (perigrin)

        * t/
          - complete re-organization of the test suite
          - added some new tests as well
          - finally re-enabled the Moose::POOP test since
            the new version of DBM::Deep now works again
            (thanks rob)

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - fixed very odd and very nasty recursion bug with
        inner/augment (mst)
        - added tests for this (eilara)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - fixed issue with overload::Overloaded getting called
        on non-blessed items. (RT #29269)
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - fixed issue with generated accessor code making
        assumptions about hash based classes (thanks to dexter)

    * Moose::Coookbook::Snacks
      - these are bits of documentation, not quite as big as
        Recipes but which have no clear place in the module docs.
        So they are Snacks! (horray for castaway++)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Recipe4
      - updated it to use the new ArrayRef[MyType] construct
        - updated the accompanying test as well

    +++ Major Refactor of the Type Constraint system +++
    +++       with new features added as well        +++

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraint
      - no longer uses package variable to keep track of
        the type constraints, now uses the an instance of
        Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Registry to do it
      - added more sophisticated type notation parsing
        (thanks to mugwump)
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - some minor adjustments to make subclassing easier
      - added the package_defined_in attribute so that we
        can track where the type constraints are created

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Union
      - this is now been refactored to be a subclass of

    * Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion::Union
      - this has been added to service the newly refactored
        Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Union and is itself
        a subclass of Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Parameterized
      - added this module (taken from MooseX::AttributeHelpers)
        to help construct nested collection types
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Registry
      - added this class to keep track of type constraints

0.25 Mon. Aug. 13, 2007
    * Moose
      - Documentation update to reference Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
        under 'isa' in 'has' for how to define a new type
        (thanks to shlomif).

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - required attributes now will no longer accept undef
        from the constructor, even if there is a default and lazy
        - added tests for this
      - default subroutines must return a value which passes the
        type constraint
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - type-constraint tests now handle overloaded objects correctly
        in the error message
        - added tests for this (thanks to EvanCarroll)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Union
      - added (has_)hand_optimized_constraint to this class so that
        it behaves as the regular Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint does.

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - large refactoring of this code
      - added several more tests
        - tests for subtle conflict resolition issues
          added, but not currently running
          (thanks to kolibre)

    * Moose::Cookbook::Recipe7
      - added new recipe for augment/inner functionality
        (still in progress)
        - added test for this

    * Moose::Spec::Role
      - a formal definition of roles (still in progress)

    * Moose::Util
      - utilities for easier working with Moose classes
        - added tests for these

    * Test::Moose
      - This contains Moose specific test functions
        - added tests for these

0.24 Tues. July 3, 2007
    ~ Some doc updates/cleanup ~

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - added support for roles to be given as parameters
        to the 'handles' option.
        - added tests and docs for this
      - the has '+foo' attribute form now accepts changes to
        the lazy option, and the addition of a handles option
        (but not changing the handles option)
        - added tests and docs for this

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - required methods are now fetched using find_method_by_name
        so that required methods can come from superclasses
        - adjusted tests for this

0.23 Mon. June 18, 2007
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Constructor
      - fix inlined constructor for hierarchy with multiple BUILD methods (mst)
    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - Modify make_immutable to work with the new Class::MOP immutable
        mechanism + POD + very basic test (groditi)
    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - Fix handles to use goto() so that caller() comes out properly on
        the other side (perigrin)

0.22 Thurs. May 31, 2007
    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - fix for prototype undeclared issue when Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
        loaded before consumers (e.g. Moose::Meta::Attribute) by predeclaring
        prototypes for functions
      - added the ClassName type constraint, this checks for strings
        which will respond true to ->isa(UNIVERSAL).
        - added tests and docs for this
      - subtyping just in name now works correctly by making the
        default for where be { 1 }
        - added test for this

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - coerce and lazy now work together correctly, thanks to
        merlyn for finding this bug
        - tests added for this
      - fix reader presedence bug in Moose::Meta::Attribute + tests

    * Moose::Object
      - Foo->new(undef) now gets ignored, it is assumed you meant to pass
        a HASH-ref and missed. This produces better error messages then
        having it die cause undef is not a HASH.
        - added tests for this

0.21 Thursday, May 2nd, 2007
    * Moose
      - added SUPER_SLOT and INNER_SLOT class hashes to support unimport
      - modified unimport to remove super and inner along with the rest
        - altered unimport tests to handle this

    * Moose::Role
      - altered super export to populate SUPER_SLOT

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - altered augment and override modifier application to use *_SLOT
        - modified tests for these to unimport one test class each to test

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - fixed issue where custom attribute metaclasses
        where not handled correctly in roles
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - fixed issue where extending metaclasses with
        roles would blow up. Thanks to Aankhen`` for
        finding this insidious error, and it's solution.

    ~~ lots of spelling and grammer fixes in the docs,
       many many thanks to rlb3 and Aankhen for these :)

0.20 Friday, April 6th, 2007
    >> I messed up the SKIP logic in one test
       so this release is just to fix that.

    * Moose
      - 'has' now also accepts an ARRAY ref
        to create multiple attrs (see docs)
        (thanks to konobi for this)
         - added tests and docs

0.19 Thurs. April 5th, 2007
    ~~ More documentation updates ~~

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - 'type' now supports messages as well
        thanks to phaylon for finding this
        - added tests for this
      - added &list_all_type_constraints and
        functions to facilitate introspection.

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - fixed regexp 'handles' declarations
        to build the list of delegated methods
        correctly (and not override important
        things like &new) thanks to ashleyb
        for finding this
        - added tests and docs for this
      - added the 'documentation' attributes
        so that you can actually document your
        attributes and inspect them through the
        - added tests and docs for this

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - when loading custom attribute metaclasses
        it will first look in for the class in the
        Moose::Meta::Attribute::Custom::$name, and
        then default to just loading $name.
        - added tests and docs for this

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - type constraints now stringify to their names.
        - added test for this

    * misc.
      - added tests to assure we work with Module::Refresh
      - added stricter test skip logic in the Moose POOP
        test, ask Rob Kinyon why.
        - *cough* DBM::Deep 1.0 backwards compatibility sucks *cough* ;)

0.18 Sat. March 10, 2007
    ~~ Many, many documentation updates ~~

    * misc.
      - We now use Class::MOP::load_class to
        load all classes.
      - added tests to show types and subtypes
        working with Declare::Constraints::Simple
        and Test::Deep as constraint engines.

    !! You must have Class::MOP 0.37_001  !!
    !! for this developer release to work !!

    This release was primarily adding the immutable
    feature to Moose. An immutable class is one which
    you promise not to alter. When you set the class
    as immutable it will perform various bits of
    memoization and inline certain part of the code
    (constructors, destructors and accessors). This
    minimizes (and in some cases totally eliminates)
    one of Moose's biggest performance hits. This
    feature is not on by default, and is 100% optional.
    It has several configurable bits as well, so you
    can pick and choose to your specific needs.

    The changes involved in this were fairly wide and
    highly specific, but 100% backwards compatible, so
    I am not going to enumerate them here. If you are
    truely interested in what was changed, please do
    a diff :)

0.17 Tues. Nov. 14, 2006
    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - bugfix for read-only accessors which
        are have a type constraint and lazy.
        Thanks to chansen for finding it.

0.16 Tues. Nov. 14, 2006
    ++ NOTE ++
    There are some speed improvements in this release,
    but they are only the begining, so stay tuned.

    * Moose::Object
      - BUILDALL and DEMOLISHALL no longer get
        called unless they actually need to be.
        This gave us a signifigant speed boost
        for the cases when there is no BUILD or
        DEMOLISH method present.

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - added an 'optimize_as' option to the
        type constraint, which allows for a
        hand optimized version of the type
        constraint to be used when possible.
      - Any internally created type constraints
        now provide an optimized version as well.

0.15 Sun. Nov. 5, 2006
    ++ NOTE ++
    This version of Moose *must* have Class::MOP 0.36 in order
    to work correctly. A number of small internal tweaks have
    been made in order to be compatible with that release.

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - added &unimport so that you can clean out
        your class namespace of these exported

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - fixed minor issue which occasionally
        comes up during global destruction
        (thanks omega)
      - moved Moose::Meta::Method::Overriden into
        its own file.

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - moved Moose::Meta::Role::Method into
        its own file.

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - changed how we do type checks so that
        we reduce the overall cost, but still
        retain correctness.
       *** API CHANGE ***
      - moved accessor generation methods to
        Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor to
        conform to the API changes from
        Class::MOP 0.36

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - changed how constraints are compiled
        so that we do less recursion and more
        iteration. This makes the type check
        faster :)
      - moved Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Union
        into its own file

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Accessor
      - created this from methods formerly found in

    * Moose::Meta::Role::Method
      - moved this from Moose::Meta::Role

    * Moose::Meta::Method::Overriden
      - moved this from Moose::Meta::Class

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Union
      - moved this from Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint

0.14 Mon. Oct. 9, 2006

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - fixed lazy attributes which were not getting
        checked with the type constraint (thanks ashley)
        - added tests for this
      - removed the over-enthusiastic DWIMery of the
        automatic ArrayRef and HashRef defaults, it
        broke predicates in an ugly way.
        - removed tests for this

0.13 Sat. Sept. 30, 2006
    ++ NOTE ++
    This version of Moose *must* have Class::MOP 0.35 in order
    to work correctly. A number of small internal tweaks have
    been made in order to be compatible with that release.

    * Moose
      - Removed the use of UNIVERSAL::require to be a better
        symbol table citizen and remove a dependency
        (thanks Adam Kennedy)

      **~~ removed experimental & undocumented feature ~~**
      - commented out the 'method' and 'self' keywords, see the
        comments for more info.

    * Moose::Cookbook
      - added a FAQ and WTF files to document frequently
        asked questions and common problems

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - added GlobRef and FileHandle type constraint
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - if your attribute 'isa' ArrayRef of HashRef, and you have
        not explicitly set a default, then make the default DWIM.
        This will also work for subtypes of ArrayRef and HashRef
        as well.
      - you can now auto-deref subtypes of ArrayRef or HashRef too.
        - new test added for this (thanks to ashley)

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - added basic support for runtime role composition
        but this is still *highly experimental*, so feedback
        is much appreciated :)
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - the type constraint now handles the coercion process
        through delegation, this is to support the coercion
        of unions

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Union
      - it is now possible for coercions to be performed
        on a type union
        - added tests for this (thanks to konobi)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion
      - properly capturing error when type constraint
        is not found

    * Build.PL
      - Scalar::Util 1.18 is bad on Win32, so temporarily
        only require version 1.17 for Win32 and cygwin.
        (thanks Adam Kennedy)

0.12 Sat. Sept. 1, 2006
    * Moose::Cookbook
      - Recipe5 (subtypes & coercion) has been written

    * Moose
      - fixed "bad meta" error message to be more descriptive
      - fixed &unimport to not remove the &inner and &super
        keywords because we need to localize them.
      - fixed number of spelling/grammer issues, thanks Theory :)

      **~~ experimental & undocumented feature ~~**
      - added the method and self keywords, they are basically
        just sugar, and they may not stay around.

    * Moose::Object
      - added &dump method to easily Data::Dumper
        an object

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - added the &is_a_type_of method to check both the current
        and the subtype of a method (similar to &isa with classes)

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - this is now a subclass of Class::MOP::Module, and no longer
        creates the _role_meta ugliness of before.
        - fixed tests to reflect this change

0.11 Wed. July 12, 2006
    * Moose
      - added an &unimport method to remove all the keywords
        that Moose will import, simply add 'no Moose' to the
        bottom of your class file.

    * t/
      - fixed some test failures caused by a forgotten test

0.10 Thurs. July 6, 2006
    * Moose
      - improved error message when loading modules so
        it is less confusing when you load a role.
      - added &calculate_all_roles method to
        Moose::Meta::Class and Moose::Meta::Role

    This module has been tested against Class::MOP 0.30
    but it does not yet utilize the optimizations
    it makes available. Stay tuned for that ;)

0.09_03 Fri. June 23, 2006
    * Moose
      - 'use strict' and 'use warnings' are no longer
         needed in Moose classes, Moose itself will
         turn them on for you.
         - added tests for this
      - moved code from exported subs to private methods
        in Moose::Meta::Class

    * Moose::Role
      - as with Moose, strict and warnings are
        automatically turned on for you.
         - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - now handles an edge case for override errors
        - added tests for this
      - added some more edge case tests

0.09_02 Tues. May 16, 2006
    * Moose
      - added prototypes to the exported subs
      - updated docs

    * Moose::Role
      - added prototypes to the exported subs
      - updated docs

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - cleaned up prototypes for the subs
      - updated docs

0.09_01 Fri. May 12, 2006
      - This release works in combination with
        Class::MOP 0.29_01, it is a developer
        release because it uses the a new
        instance sub-protocol and a fairly
        complete Role implementation. It has
        not yet been optimized, so it slower
        the the previous CPAN version. This
        release also lacks good updated docs,
        the official release will have updated docs.

    * Moose
      - refactored the keyword exports
        - 'with' now checks Role validaity and
          accepts more than one Role at a time
        - 'extends' makes metaclass adjustments as
           needed to ensure metaclass compatibility

    * Moose::Role
      - refactored the keyword exports
        - 'with' now checks Role validaity and
          accepts more than one Role at a time

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - added the 'enum' keyword for simple
        string enumerations which can be used as
        type constraints
        - see example of usage in t/202_example.t

    * Moose::Object
      - more careful checking of params to new()

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - much work done on the role composition
        - many new tests for conflict detection
          and composition edge cases
        - not enough documentation, I suggest
          looking at the tests

    * Moose::Meta::Instance
      - added new Instance metaclass to support
        the new Class::MOP instance protocol

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - some small changes to support the new
        instance protocol
      - some small additions to support Roles

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - some improvements to the accessor generation code
        by nothingmuch
      - some small changes to support the new
        instance protocol
      - (still somewhat) experimental delegation support
        with the 'handles' option
        - added several tests for this
        - no docs for this yet

0.05 Thurs. April 27, 2006
    * Moose
      - keywords are now exported with Sub::Exporter
        thanks to chansen for this commit
      - has keyword now takes a 'metaclass' option
        to support custom attribute meta-classes
        on a per-attribute basis
        - added tests for this
      - the 'has' keyword not accepts inherited slot
        specifications (has '+foo'). This is still an
        experimental feature and probably not finished
        see t/038_attribute_inherited_slot_specs.t for
        more details, or ask about it on #moose
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Role
      - keywords are now exported with Sub::Exporter

    * Moose::Utils::TypeConstraints
      - reorganized the type constraint hierarchy, thanks
        to nothingmuch and chansen for his help and advice
        on this
        - added some tests for this
      - keywords are now exported with Sub::Exporter
        thanks to chansen for this commit

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - due to changes in Class::MOP, we had to change
        construct_instance (for the better)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - due to changes in Class::MOP, we had to add the
        initialize_instance_slot method (it's a good thing)

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - added type constraint unions
        - added tests for this
      - added the is_subtype_of predicate method
        - added tests for this

0.04 Sun. April 16th, 2006
    * Moose::Role
      - Roles can now consume other roles
        - added tests for this
      - Roles can specify required methods now with
        the requires() keyword
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - ripped out much of it's guts ,.. much cleaner now
      - added required methods and correct handling of
        them in apply() for both classes and roles
        - added tests for this
      - no longer adds a does() method to consuming classes
        it relys on the one in Moose::Object
      - added roles attribute and some methods to support
        roles consuming roles

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - added support for triggers on attributes
        - added tests for this
      - added support for does option on an attribute
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - added support for attribute triggers in the
        object construction
        - added tests for this

    * Moose
      - Moose no longer creates a subtype for your class
        if a subtype of the same name already exists, this
        should DWIM in 99.9999% of all cases

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - fixed bug where incorrect subtype conflicts were
        being reported
        - added test for this

    * Moose::Object
      - this class can now be extended with 'use base' if
        you need it, it properly loads the metaclass class now
        - added test for this

0.03_02 Wed. April 12, 2006
    * Moose
      - you must now explictly use Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
        it no longer gets exported for you automatically

    * Moose::Object
      - new() now accepts hash-refs as well as key/value lists
      - added does() method to check for Roles
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - added roles attribute along with the add_role() and
        does_role() methods
        - added tests for this

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - now adds a does() method to consuming classes
        which tests the class's hierarchy for roles
        - added tests for this

0.03_01 Mon. April 10, 2006
    * Moose::Cookbook
      - added new Role recipe (no content yet, only code)

    * Moose
      - added 'with' keyword for Role support
        - added test and docs for this
      - fixed subtype quoting bug
        - added test for this

    * Moose::Role
      - Roles for Moose
        - added test and docs

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - added the message keyword to add custom
        error messages to type constraints

    * Moose::Meta::Role
      - the meta role to support Moose::Role
        - added tests and docs

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - moved a number of things from
        to here, they should have been here
        in the first place

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - moved the attribute option macros here
        instead of putting them in

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
      - added the message attributes and the
        validate method
        - added tests and docs for this

0.03 Thurs. March 30, 2006
    * Moose::Cookbook
      - added the Moose::Cookbook with 5 recipes,
        describing all the stuff Moose can do.

    * Moose
      - fixed an issue with &extends super class loading
        it now captures errors and deals with inline
        packages correctly (bug found by mst, solution
        stolen from alias)
      - added super/override & inner/augment features
        - added tests and docs for these

    * Moose::Object
      - BUILDALL now takes a reference of the %params
        that are passed to &new, and passes that to
        each BUILD as well.

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - Type constraints now survive runtime reloading
        - added test for this

        * Moose::Meta::Class
          - fixed the way attribute defaults are handled
            during instance construction (bug found by chansen)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - read-only attributes now actually enforce their
        read-only-ness (this corrected in Class::MOP as

0.02 Tues. March 21, 2006
    * Moose
      - many more tests, fixing some bugs and
        edge cases
      - &extends now loads the base module with
        - added UNIVERSAL::require to the
          dependencies list
      ** API CHANGES **
      - each new Moose class will also create
        and register a subtype of Object which
        correspond to the new Moose class.
      - the 'isa' option in &has now only
        accepts strings, and will DWIM in
        almost all cases

    * Moose::Util::TypeConstraints
      - added type coercion features
        - added tests for this
        - added support for this in attributes
          and instance construction
      ** API CHANGES **
      - type construction no longer creates a
        function, it registers the type instead.
        - added several functions to get the
          registered types

    * Moose::Object
      - BUILDALL and DEMOLISHALL were broken
        because of a mis-named hash key, Whoops :)

    * Moose::Meta::Attribute
      - adding support for coercion in the
        autogenerated accessors

    * Moose::Meta::Class
      - adding support for coercion in the
        instance construction

    * Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint
    * Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion
          - type constraints and coercions are now
            full fledges meta-objects

0.01 Wed. March 15, 2006
    - Moooooooooooooooooose!!!