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Class::MakeMethods::Attribute - Declare generated subs with attribute syntax

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NAME

Class::MakeMethods::Attribute - Declare generated subs with attribute syntax

SYNOPSIS

  package MyObject;
  use Class::MakeMethods::Attribute 'Standard::Hash';
  
  sub new    :MakeMethod('new');
  sub foo    :MakeMethod('scalar');
  sub bar    :MakeMethod('scalar', { hashkey => 'bar_data' });
  sub debug  :MakeMethod('Standard::Global:scalar');

DESCRIPTION

This package allows common types of methods to be generated via a subroutine attribute declaration. (Available in Perl 5.6 and later.)
Adding the : MakeMethod() attribute to a subroutine declaration causes Class::MakeMethods to create and install a subroutine based on the parameters given to the :MakeMethod attribute.
You can declare a default method-generation class by passing the name of a MakeMethods subclass in the use Class::MakeMethods::Attribute statement. This default method-generation class will also apply as the default to any subclasses declared at compile time. If no default method-generation class is selected, you will need to fully-qualify all method type declarations.

EXAMPLE

Here's a typical use of Class::MakeMethods::Attribute:
  package MyObject;
  use Class::MakeMethods::Attribute 'Standard::Hash';
  
  sub new    :MakeMethod('new');
  sub foo    :MakeMethod('scalar');
  sub bar    :MakeMethod('scalar', { hashkey => 'bar_data' });
  sub debug  :MakeMethod('Standard::Global:scalar');
  package MySubclass;
  use base 'MyObject';
  sub bazzle :MakeMethod('scalar');
This is equivalent to the following explicit Class::MakeMethods invocations:
  package MyObject;
  
  use Class::MakeMethods ( 
    -MakerClass => 'Standard::Hash',
    new => 'new',
    scalar => 'foo',
    scalar => [ 'ba', { hashkey => 'bar_data' } ],
    'Standard::Global:scalar' => 'debug',
  );
  
  package MySubclass;
  use base 'MyObject';
  
  use Class::MakeMethods ( 
    -MakerClass => 'Standard::Hash',
    scalar => 'bazzle',
  );

DIAGNOSTICS

The following warnings and errors may be produced when using Class::MakeMethods::Attribute to generate methods. (Note that this list does not include run-time messages produced by calling the generated methods, or the standard messages produced by Class::MakeMethods.)
Can't apply MakeMethod attribute to %s declaration.
You can not use the ":MakeMethod" attribute with lexical or anonymous subroutine declarations.
No method type provided for MakeMethod attribute.
You called ":MakeMethod()" without the required method-type argument.

SEE ALSO

See Attribute::Handlers by Damian Conway.
See Class::MakeMethods for general information about this distribution.
2016-06-10 perl v5.22.2