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Class::MakeMethods::Docs::ReadMe - About Class::MakeMethods
This is an updated release of Class::MakeMethods, for distributionthrough CPAN.
This release includes the Class::MakeMethods::Templateand Class::MakeMethods::Emulator modules which were previouslydistributed separately.
Here's the ``elevator pitch'' for this module:
By passing arguments to "use Class::MakeMethods ..." statements, you can select from a library of hundreds of common types of methods, which are dynamically generated and installed as subroutines in your module, simplifying the code for your class.
DISTRIBUTION AND INSTALLATION
This is Class::MakeMethods v1.009, intended for general use.
This module's CPAN registration should read:
Name DSLIP Description -------------- ----- --------------------------------------------- Class:: ::MakeMethods RdpOp Generate common types of methods
In general, this module should work with Perl 5.003 or later,without requring any modules beyond the core Perl distribution.
The following optional feature may not be available on some platforms:
- Class::MakeMethods::Attribute: The ":MakeMethod" subroutineattribute requires Perl version 5.6 and the Attribute::Handlersmodule (from CPAN).
- Class::MakeMethods::Template "--lvalue": The lvalue modifierprovided by the Template generator subclasses will only work onPerl version 5.6 or later.
- Some tests for the Emulator modules require Test::More and will beautomatically skipped on machines which do not have this installed.
You should be able to install this module using the CPAN
perl -MCPAN -e 'install Class::MakeMethods'
Alternately, you may retrieve this package from CPAN or from the author's site:
After downloading the distribution, follow the normal procedure to unpack and install it, using the commands shown below or their local equivalents on your system:
tar xzf Class-MakeMethods-*.tar.gz cd Class-MakeMethods-* perl Makefile.PL make test && sudo make install
Thanks to the kind generosity of other members of the Perl community,this distribution is also available repackaged in the FreeBSD``ports'' and Linux RPM formats. This may simplify installation forsome users, but be aware that these alternate distributions maylag a few versions behind the latest release on CPAN.
This release has been tested succesfully on the following platforms:
5.6.1 on darwin
Earlier releases have also tested OK on the following platforms:
IP30-R12000-irix OpenBSD.i386-openbsd i386-freebsd / i386-freebsd-thread-multi i386-linux i386-netbsd / i386-netbsd-thread-multi i586-linux / i586-linux-thread-multi-ld i686-linux / i686-pld-linux-thread-multi ia64-linux ppc-linux sparc-linux sparc-netbsd sun4-solaris
Some earlier versions failed to ``make test'' on MSWin32, althougha forced installation would still work; that problem should befixed in the most recent releases.
You may also review the current test results from CPAN-Testers:
BUGS AND SUPPORT
This module has been used in a variety of production systems andhas been available on CPAN
for over two years, with several otherdistributions dependant on it, so it would be fair to say that itis fully released.
However, while the commonly-used portions are well tested, some ofthe more obscure combinations of options are less so, and new bugreports do trickle in occasionally. If you do encounter any problems,please inform the author and I'll endeavor to patch them promptly.
Additional features have been outlined for future development, butthe intent is support these by adding more options to the declarationinterface, while maintaining backward compatibility.
It does not appear to be possible to assign subroutine names toclosures within Perl. As a result, debugging output from Carp andsimilar sources will show all generated methods as ``ANON()
'' ratherthan ``YourClass::methodname()
See Class::MakeMethods::Docs::ToDo for other outstanding issuesand development plans.
If you have questions or feedback about this module, please feelfree to contact the author at the below address. Although there isno formal support program, I do attempt to answer email promptly.
I would be particularly interested in any suggestions towardsimproving the documentation, correcting any Perl-version or platformdependencies, as well as general feedback and suggested additions.
Bug reports that contain a failing test case are greatly appreciated,and suggested patches will be promptly considered for inclusion infuture releases.
To report bugs via the CPAN web tracking system, go to "http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Class-MakeMethods" or send mail to "Dist=Class-MakeMethods#rt.cpan.org", replacing "#" with "@".
If you've found this module useful or have feedback about yourexperience with it, consider sharing your opinion with other Perlusers by posting your comment to CPAN
's ratings system:
For more general discussion, you may wish to post a message on PerlMonks or the comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup:
CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT
Developed by Matthew Simon Cavalletto at Evolution Softworks. More free Perl software is available at "www.evoscript.org"
You may contact the author directly at "email@example.com" or "simonmAATTcavalletto.org".
Feedback and Suggestions
Thanks to the following people for bug reports, suggestions, and other feedback:
Martyn J. Pearce Scott R. Godin Ron Savage Jay Lawrence Adam Spiers Malcolm Cook Terrence Brannon Jared Rhine Peter Chen Mike Castle
This package was inspired by the ground-breaking original closure-generating method maker module:
Class::MethodMaker, by Peter Seibel.
Additional inspiration, cool tricks, and blocks of useful code forthis module were extracted from the following CPAN modules:
Class::Accessor, by Michael G Schwern Class::Contract, by Damian Conway Class::SelfMethods, by Toby Everett
Copyright 2002, 2003 Matthew Simon Cavalletto.
Portions copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Evolution Online Systems, Inc.
Based on Class::MethodMaker, originally developed by Peter Seibel. Portions Copyright 1996 Organic Online. Portions Copyright 2000 Martyn J. Pearce.
Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::accessors is based on accessors. Portions by Steve Purkis.
Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::AccessorFast is based on Class::Accessor::Fast. Portions Copyright 2000 Michael G Schwern.
Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Inheritable is based on Class::Data::Inheritable. Portions Copyright 2000 Damian Conway and Michael G Schwern.
Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::mcoder is based on mcoder. Portions Copyright 2003 by Salvador Fandiño.
Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Singleton is based on Class::Singleton, by Andy Wardley. Portions Copyright 1998 Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd.
Class::MakeMethods::Utility::Ref is based on Ref.pm. Portions Copyright 1994 David Muir Sharnoff.
You may use, modify, and distribute this software under the same terms as Perl.
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- DISTRIBUTION AND INSTALLATION
- Tested Platforms
- BUGS AND SUPPORT
- Release Status
- Known Problems
- CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT
- Feedback and Suggestions
- Source Material
- POD ERRORS
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