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NAME ^

Reflex::POE::Event - Communicate with POE components expecting events.

VERSION ^

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

SYNOPSIS ^

This BUILD method is from eg-12-poco-event.pl in Reflex's eg directory. It's for an App (application) class that must request service from a POE component by posting an event.

        sub BUILD {
                my $self = shift;
                $self->component( PoCoEvent->new() );

                # Make sure it runs within the object's POE::Session.
                $self->run_within_session(
                        sub {
                                $self->component->request(
                                        Reflex::POE::Event->new(
                                                object  => $self,
                                                method  => "on_component_result",
                                                context => { cookie => 123 },
                                        ),
                                );
                        }
                );
        }

App's constructor runs within its creator's session, which may not be the correct one to be sending the event. run_within_session() guarantees that Reflex::POE::Event is sent from the App, so that responses will reach the App later.

An optional context (or continuation) may be stored with the event. It will be returned to the callback as its "context" parameter.

DESCRIPTION ^

Reflex::POE::Event is a helper object for interacting with POE modules that expect event names for callbacks. It creates an object that may be used as a POE event name. Reflex routes these events to their proper callbacks when POE sends them back.

Authors are encouraged to encapsulate POE interaction within Reflex objects. Most users should not need use Reflex::POE::Event (or other Reflex::POE helpers) directly.

Public Attributes

object

"object" contains a reference to the object that will handle this POE event.

method

"method" contains the name of the method that will handle this event.

context

Context optionally contains a hash reference of named values. This hash reference will be passed to the event's "context" callback parameter.

Callback Parameters

Reflex::POE::Event provides some callback parameters for your convenience.

context

The "context" parameter includes whatever was supplied to the event's constructor. Consider this event and its callback:

        my $event = Reflex::POE::Event->new(
                object => $self,
                method => "callback",
                context => { abc => 123 },
        );

        sub callback {
                my ($self, $event) = @_;
                print(
                        "Our context: ", $event->context()->{abc}, "\n",
                        "POE args: @{$event->response()}\n"
                );
        }

response

POE events often include additional positional parameters in POE's ARG0..$#_ offsets. These are provided as an array reference in the callback's "response" parameter. An example is shown in the documentation for the "context" callback parameter.

CAVEATS ^

Reflex::POE::Event objects must pass through POE unscathed. POE's basic Kernel and Session do this, but rare third-party modules may stringify or otherwise modify event names. If you encounter one, please let the author know.

Reflex::POE::Event's implementation may change. For example, it may generate strings at a later date, if such strings can fulfill all the needs of the current object-based implementation.

Reflex::POE::Event's interface may change significantly now that we have Reflex::Callbacks. The main change would be to support generic callbacks rather than hardcode for method dispatch.

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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