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NAME ^

Config::Model::AnyThing - Base class for configuration tree item

VERSION ^

version 2.095

SYNOPSIS ^

 # internal class

DESCRIPTION ^

This class must be inherited by all nodes or leaves of the configuration tree.

AnyThing provides some methods and no constructor.

Introspection methods ^

element_name()

Returns the element name that contain this object.

index_value()

For object stored in an array or hash element, returns the index (or key) containing this object.

parent()

Returns the node containing this object. May return undef if parent() is called on the root of the tree.

container_type()

Returns the type (e.g. list or hash or leaf or node or warped_node) of the element containing this object.

root()

Returns the root node of the configuration tree.

location()

Returns the node location in the configuration tree. This location conforms with the syntax defined by grab method.

location_short()

Returns the node location in the configuration tree. This location truncates long indexes to be readable. It cannot be used by grab method.

composite_name

Return the element name with its index (if any). I.e. returns foo:bar or foo.

composite_name_short

Return the element name with its index (if any). Too long indexes are truncated to be readable.

Annotation ^

Annotation is a way to store miscellaneous information associated to each node. (Yeah... comments). Reading and writing annotation makes sense only if they can be read from and written to the configuration file, hence the need for the following method:

backend_support_annotation

Returns 1 if at least one of the backends attached to a parent node support to read and write annotations (aka comments) in the configuration file.

support_annotation

Returns 1 if at least one of the backends support to read and write annotations (aka comments) in the configuration file.

annotation( [ note1, [ note2 , ... ] ] )

Without argument, return a string containing the object's annotation (or an empty string).

With several arguments, join the arguments with "\n", store the annotations and return the resulting string.

load_pod_annotation ( pod_string )

Load annotations in configuration tree from a pod document. The pod must be in the form:

 =over
 
 =item path
 
 Annotation text
 
 =back

clear_annotation

Clear the annotation of an element

Information management ^

notify_change(...)

Notify the instance of semantic changes. Parameters are:

old

old value. (optional)

new

new value (optional)

path

Location of the changed parameter starting from root node. Default to $self-location>.

name

element name. Default to $self-element_name>

index

If the changed parameter is part of a hash or an array, index contains the key or the index to get the changed parameter.

note

information about the change. Mandatory of neither old or new value are defined.

really

When set to 1, force recording of change even if in initial load phase.

needs_save

internal parameter.

show_message( string )

Forwarded to "show_message( string )" in Config::Model::Instance.

model_searcher ()

Returns an object dedicated to search an element in the configuration model (respecting privilege level).

This method returns a Config::Model::SearchElement object. See Config::Model::Searcher for details on how to handle a search.

dump_as_data ( )

Dumps the configuration data of the node and its siblings into a perl data structure.

Returns a hash ref containing the data. See Config::Model::DumpAsData for details.

warp_error

Returns a string describing any issue with Config::Model::Warper object. Returns '' if invoked on a tree object without warp specification.

AUTHOR ^

Dominique Dumont, (ddumont at cpan dot org)

SEE ALSO ^

Config::Model, Config::Model::Instance, Config::Model::Node, Config::Model::Loader, Config::Model::Dumper

AUTHOR ^

Dominique Dumont

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is Copyright (c) 2005-2016 by Dominique Dumont.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999
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