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NAME ^

Declare::Constraints::Simple::Library::Referencial - Ref Constraints

SYNOPSIS ^

  # scalar or array references
  my $scalar_or_array = IsRefType( qw(SCALAR ARRAY) );

  # scalar reference
  my $int_ref = IsScalarRef( IsInt );

  # accept mappings of ids to objects with "name" methods
  my $id_obj_map = 
    IsHashRef( -keys   => IsInt,
               -values => And( IsObject,
                               HasMethods('name') ));

  # an integer list
  my $int_list = IsArrayRef( IsInt );

  # accept code references
  my $is_closure = IsCodeRef;

  # accept a regular expression
  my $is_regex = IsRegex;

DESCRIPTION ^

This library contains those constraints that can test the validity of references and their types.

CONSTRAINTS ^

IsRefType(@types)

Valid if the value is a reference of a kind in @types.

IsScalarRef($constraint)

This is true if the value is a scalar reference. A possible constraint for the scalar references target value can be passed. E.g.

  my $test_integer_ref = IsScalarRef(IsInt);

IsArrayRef($constraint)

The value is valid if the value is an array reference. The contents of the array can be validated by passing an other $constraint as argument.

The stack or path part of IsArrayRef is IsArrayRef[$index] where $index is the index of the failing element.

IsHashRef(-keys => $constraint, -values => $constraint)

True if the value is a hash reference. It can also take two named parameters: -keys can pass a constraint to check the hashes keys, -values does the same for its values.

The stack or path part of IsHashRef looks like IsHashRef[$type $key] where $type is either val or key depending on what was validated, and $key being the key that didn't pass validation.

IsCodeRef()

Code references have to be valid to pass this constraint.

IsRegex()

True if the value is a regular expression built with qr. Note however, that a simple string that could be used like /$rx/ will not pass this constraint. You can combine multiple constraints with And(@constraints) though.

SEE ALSO ^

Declare::Constraints::Simple, Declare::Constraints::Simple::Library

AUTHOR ^

Robert 'phaylon' Sedlacek <phaylon@dunkelheit.at>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

This module is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as perl itself.

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