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MooseX::AttributeHelpers::String - string attribute type

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NAME

MooseX::AttributeHelpers::String - string attribute type

VERSION

version 0.25

SYNOPSIS

  package MyHomePage;
  use Moose;
  use MooseX::AttributeHelpers;
  
  has 'text' => (
      metaclass => 'String',
      is        => 'rw',
      isa       => 'Str',
      default   => sub { '' },
      provides  => {
          append => "add_text",
          replace => "replace_text",
      }
  );
  my $page = MyHomePage->new();
  $page->add_text("foo"); # same as $page->text($page->text . "foo");

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a simple string attribute, to which mutating string operations can be applied more easily (no need to make an lvalue attribute metaclass or use temporary variables). Additional methods are provided for completion.
If your attribute definition does not include any of is, isa, default or provides but does use the "String" metaclass, then this module applies defaults as in the "SYNOPSIS" above. This allows for a very basic counter definition:
  has 'foo' => (metaclass => 'String');
  $obj->append_foo;

METHODS

meta
method_provider
has_method_provider
helper_type
process_options_for_provides
Run before its superclass method.
check_provides_values
Run after its superclass method.

PROVIDED METHODS

It is important to note that all those methods do in place modification of the value stored in the attribute.
inc
Increments the value stored in this slot using the magical string autoincrement operator. Note that Perl doesn't provide analogeous behavior in "--", so "dec" is not available.
append $string
Append a string, like ".=".
prepend $string
Prepend a string.
replace $pattern $replacement
Performs a regexp substitution ("s" in perlop). There is no way to provide the "g" flag, but code references will be accepted for the replacement, causing the regex to be modified with a single "e". "/smxi" can be applied using the "qr" operator.
match $pattern
Like replace but without the replacement. Provided mostly for completeness.
"chop"
"chop" in perlfunc
"chomp"
"chomp" in perlfunc
"clear"
Sets the string to the empty string (not the value passed to "default").

SUPPORT

Bugs may be submitted through the RT bug tracker <https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=MooseX-AttributeHelpers> (or bug-MooseX-AttributeHelpers@rt.cpan.org <mailto:bug-MooseX-AttributeHelpers@rt.cpan.org>).
There is also a mailing list available for users of this distribution, at <http://lists.perl.org/list/moose.html>.
There is also an irc channel available for users of this distribution, at "#moose" on "irc.perl.org" <irc://irc.perl.org/#moose>.

AUTHOR

Stevan Little <stevan@iinteractive.com> This software is copyright (c) 2007 by Stevan Little and Infinity Interactive, Inc.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
2016-02-20 perl v5.22.1