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NAME ^

Reflex::Callback::Promise - Non-callback, inline Promise adapter

VERSION ^

This document describes version 0.099, released on April 21, 2013.

SYNOPSIS ^

Used within Reflex:

        use Reflex::Interval;
        use ExampleHelpers qw(eg_say);

        my $pt = Reflex::Interval->new(
                interval    => 1 + rand(),
                auto_repeat => 1,
        );

        while (my $event = $pt->next()) {
                eg_say("promise timer returned an event (@$event)");
        }

Low-level usage:

        use Reflex::Callback::Promise;

        my $cb = Reflex::Callback::Promise->new();
        $cb->deliver( greet => { name => "world" } );

        my $event = $cb->next();
        print "event '$event->{name}': hello, $event->{arg}{name}\n";

DESCRIPTION ^

"In computer science, future, promise, and delay refer to constructs used for synchronization in some concurrent programming languages. They describe an object that acts as a proxy for a result that is initially not known, usually because the computation of its value has not yet completed." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promise_%28programming%29

Reflex::Callback::Promise enables Reflex objects to be used as inline event streams. Reflex::Callback::Promise and Reflex::Role::Reactive transparently handle the conversion. Reflex objects do not need special code to be used this way.

In most cases, Reflex::Callbacks::cb_promise() or other syntactic sweeteners will be used instead of raw Reflex::Callback::Promise objects. For example, promises are implicitly enabled if no callbacks are defined:

        my $t = Reflex::Interval->new(
                interval    => 1,
                auto_repeat => 1,
        );

        while (my $event = $t->next()) {
                print "next() returned an event\n";
        }

new

Reflex::Callback::Promise's constructor takes no parameters. It creates a promise queue that is populated by deliver() and drained by next(). Furthermore, next() will block as necessary until it can return an event. This requires the help of some form of concurrency, currently hardcoded to use POE.

A future version may delegate the POE dependency to a subclass.

next

Reflex::Callback::Promise's next() method retrieves the next pending event held in the object's queue. If the queue is empty, next() will dispatch other events until some asynchronous code enqueues a new event in the promise's queue.

deliver

Reflex::Callback::Promise's deliver() enqueues events for the promise. As with other Reflex::Callback subclasses, this deliver() accepts two positional parameters: an event name (which IS used), and a hashref of named parameters to be passed to the callback.

Deliver doesn't return anything meaningful, since the code to handle the event isn't executed at the time of delivery.

SEE ALSO ^

Please see those modules/websites for more information related to this module.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

You can make new bug reports, and view existing ones, through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Reflex.

AUTHOR ^

Rocco Caputo <rcaputo@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Rocco Caputo.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

AVAILABILITY ^

The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit http://www.perl.com/CPAN/ to find a CPAN site near you, or see https://metacpan.org/module/Reflex/.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

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