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NAME ^

Moose::Manual::Exceptions - Moose's exceptions

VERSION ^

version 2.1403

EXCEPTIONS IN MOOSE ^

Moose will throw an exception for all error conditions. This applies both to code in the Moose core as well as to all code generated when a class is made immutable. All exceptions are subclasses of the Moose::Exception class.

Each type of error has its own unique subclass, and many subclasses have additional attributes to provide more information about the error's context, such as what classes or roles were involved.

EXCEPTION STRINGIFICATION ^

By default, Moose exceptions remove Moose internals from the stack trace. If you set the MOOSE_FULL_EXCEPTION environment variable to a true value, then the Moose internals will be included in the trace.

HANDLING MOOSE EXCEPTIONS ^

Because Moose's exceptions use the standard die mechanism, you are free to catch and handle errors however you like. You could use an eval block to catch Moose exceptions. However, the Moose team strongly recommends using Try::Tiny instead. Please refer to Try::Tiny's documentation for a discussion of how eval is dangerous.

The following example demonstrates how to catch and inspect a Moose::Exception. For the sake of simplicity, we will cause a very simple error. The extends keywords expects a list of superclass names. If we pass no superclass names, Moose will throw an instance of Moose::Exception::ExtendsMissingArgs.

Catching with Try::Tiny

    use warnings;
    use strict;
    use Try::Tiny;

    try {
        package Example::Exception;
        use Moose;
        extends;    # <-- error!
    }
    catch {
        # $_ contains the instance of the exception thrown by the above try
        # block, but $_ may get clobbered, so we should copy its value to
        # another variable.
        my $e = $_;

        # Exception objects are not ubiquitous in Perl, so we must check
        # whether $e is blessed. We also need to ensure that $e is actually
        # the kind of exception we were expecting.
        if ( blessed $e
            && $e->isa('Moose::Exception::ExtendsMissingArgs') ) {

            my $class_name = $e->class_name;
            warn "You forgot to specify a superclass for $class_name, silly!";
        }

        # It's either another type of an object or not an object at all.
        else {
            warn "$e\n";
        }
    }

Example of catching ValidationFailedForTypeConstraint

    use warnings;
    use strict;

    use Try::Tiny;

    {
        package Person;
        use Moose;
        use Moose::Util::TypeConstraints;

        subtype 'NameStr',
            as 'Str',
            where { $_ =~ /^[a-zA-Z]+$/; };

        has age => (
            is       => 'ro',
            isa      => 'Int',
            required => 1
        );

        has name => (
            is       => 'ro',
            isa      => 'NameStr',
            required => 1
        );
    }

    my $person;
    while ( !$person ) {
        try {
            print 'Enter your age : ';
            my $age = <STDIN>;
            chomp $age;
            print 'Enter your name : ';
            my $name = <STDIN>;
            chomp $name;
            $person = Person->new(
                age  => $age,
                name => $name
            );
            my $person_name = $person->name;
            my $person_age  = $person->age;
            print "$person_name is $person_age years old\n";
        }
        catch {
            my $e = $_;

            if (
                blessed $e
                && $e->isa(
                    'Moose::Exception::ValidationFailedForTypeConstraint')
                ) {

                my $attribute_name = $e->attribute->name;
                my $type_name      = $e->type->name;
                my $value          = $e->value;

                warn
                    "You entered $value for $attribute_name, which is not a $type_name!";
            }
            else {
                warn "$e\n";
            }
        }
    }

Example of catching AttributeIsRequired

    use warnings;
    use strict;
    use Try::Tiny;

    {
        package Example::RequiredAttribute;
        use Moose;

        has required_attribute => (
            is       => 'ro',
            isa      => 'Int',
            required => 1
        );
    }

    try {
        # we're not passing required_attribute, so it'll throw an exception
        my $object = Example::RequiredAttribute->new();
    }
    catch {
        my $e = $_;
        if ( blessed $e && $e->isa('Moose::Exception::AttributeIsRequired') )
        {
            warn $e->message, "\n";
        }
        else {
            warn "$e\n";
        }
    };

MOOSE EXCEPTION CLASSES ^

All the exception classes are listed in Moose::Manual::Exceptions::Manifest.

AUTHORS ^

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2006 by 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.

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