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NAME ^

Class::MakeMethods::Utility::Inheritable - "Inheritable" data

SYNOPSIS ^

  package MyClass;
  sub new { ... }
  
  package MySubclass;
  @ISA = 'MyClass';
  ...
  my $obj = MyClass->new(...);
  my $subobj = MySubclass->new(...);
  
  use Class::MakeMethods::Utility::Inheritable qw(get_vvalue set_vvalue );
  
  my $dataset = {};
  set_vvalue($dataset, 'MyClass', 'Foobar');    # Set value for class
  get_vvalue($dataset, 'MyClass');              # Gets value "Foobar"
  
  get_vvalue($dataset, $obj);                   # Objects "inherit"
  set_vvalue($dataset, $obj, 'Foible');         # Until you override
  get_vvalue($dataset, $obj);                   # Now finds "Foible"
  
  get_vvalue($dataset, 'MySubclass');           # Subclass "inherits"
  get_vvalue($dataset, $subobj);                # As do its objects
  set_vvalue($dataset, 'MySubclass', 'Foozle'); # Until we override it
  get_vvalue($dataset, 'MySubclass');           # Now finds "Foozle"
  
  get_vvalue($dataset, $subobj);                # Change cascades down
  set_vvalue($dataset, $subobj, 'Foolish');     # Until we override again
  
  get_vvalue($dataset, 'MyClass');              # Superclass is unchanged

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides several functions which allow you to store values in a hash corresponding to both objects and classes, and to retrieve those values by searching a object's inheritance tree until it finds a matching entry.

This functionality is used by Class::MakeMethods::Standard::Inheritable and Class::MakeMethods::Composite::Inheritable to construct methods that can both store class data and be overriden on a per-object level.

REFERENCE ^

find_vself

  $vself = find_vself( $dataset, $instance );

Searches $instance's inheritance tree until it finds a matching entry in the dataset, and returns either the instance, the class that matched, or undef.

get_vvalue

  $value = get_vvalue( $dataset, $instance );

Searches $instance's inheritance tree until it finds a matching entry in the dataset, and returns that value

set_vvalue

  $value = set_vvalue( $dataset, $instance, $value );

Searches $instance's inheritance tree until it finds a matching entry in the dataset, and returns that value

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