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NAME ^

Method::Autoload - Autoloads methods from a list of packages into the current package

SYNOPSIS ^

  package MyPackage;
  use base qw{Method::Autoload}

DESCRIPTION ^

The Method::Autoload base class package is used to autoload methods from a list of packages where you may not know what methods are available until run time. A good use of this package is programming support for user contributed packages or user contributed plugins.

USAGE ^

  use MyPackage;
  my $object=MyPackage->new(%hash);    #provides new and initialize methods
  $object->pushPackages("My::Bar");    #appends to "packages" array
  $object->unshiftPackages("My::Foo"); #prepends to "packages" array

  use MyPackage;
  my $object=MyPackage->new(packages=>["My::Foo", "My::Bar"]);
  $object->foo; #from My::Foo
  $object->bar; #from My::Bar

CONSTRUCTOR ^

new

  my $object=MyPackage->new(%hash);
  my $object=MyPackage->new(package=>["My::Package1", "My::Package2"]);

initialize

METHODS PUBLIC ^

packages

Returns the current list of packages in the "packages" array.

  my @package=$object->packages; #()
  my $package=$object->packages; #[]

pushPackages

Pushes packages on to the "packages" array.

  $object->pushPackages("My::Bar");
  $object->pushPackages(@packages);

unshiftPackages

Unshifts packages on to the "packages" array. Use this if you want to override a "default" package. Please use with care.

  $object->unshiftPackages("My::Foo");
  $object->unshiftPackages(@packages);

autoloaded

Returns a hash of autoloaded methods and the classes that they came from.

  my %hash=$object->autoloaded; #()
  my $hash=$object->autoloaded; #{}

METHODS PRIVATE ^

DESTROY ("Global" method)

We define DESTROY in this package so that it does not call AUTOLOAD but you may overload this method in your package, if you need it.

AUTOLOAD ("Global" method)

AUTOLOAD is a "global" method. Please review the limitations on inheriting this method.

autoload

  my $subref=$object->autoload($class, $method);

BUGS ^

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SUPPORT ^

AUTHOR ^

  Michael R. Davis
  CPAN ID: MRDVT
  STOP, LLC
  domain=>michaelrdavis,tld=>com,account=>perl
  http://www.stopllc.com/

COPYRIGHT ^

This program is free software licensed under the...

  The BSD License

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

SEE ALSO ^

Class::Std AUTOMETHOD method,

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