Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint

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NAME

Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint - The Moose Type Constraint metaclass  

VERSION

version 2.2011  

DESCRIPTION

This class represents a single type constraint. Moose's built-in type constraints, as well as constraints you define, are all stored in a Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint::Registry object as objects of this class.  

INHERITANCE

"Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint" is a subclass of Class::MOP::Object.  

METHODS

 

Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint->new(%options)

This creates a new type constraint based on the provided %options:
name

The constraint name. If a name is not provided, it will be set to ``__ANON__''.

parent

A "Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint" object which is the parent type for the type being created. This is optional.

constraint

This is the subroutine reference that implements the actual constraint check. This defaults to a subroutine which always returns true.

message

A subroutine reference which is used to generate an error message when the constraint fails. This is optional.

coercion

A Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion object representing the coercions to the type. This is optional.

inlined

A subroutine which returns a string suitable for inlining this type constraint. It will be called as a method on the type constraint object, and will receive a single additional parameter, a variable name to be tested (usually "$_" or "$_[0]".

This is optional.

inline_environment

A hash reference of variables to close over. The keys are variables names, and the values are references to the variables.

 

$constraint->equals($type_name_or_object)

Returns true if the supplied name or type object is the same as the current type.  

$constraint->is_subtype_of($type_name_or_object)

Returns true if the supplied name or type object is a parent of the current type.  

$constraint->is_a_type_of($type_name_or_object)

Returns true if the given type is the same as the current type, or is a parent of the current type. This is a shortcut for checking "equals" and "is_subtype_of".  

$constraint->coerce($value)

This will attempt to coerce the value to the type. If the type does not have any defined coercions this will throw an error.

If no coercion can produce a value matching $constraint, the original value is returned.  

$constraint->assert_coerce($value)

This method behaves just like "coerce", but if the result is not valid according to $constraint, an error is thrown.  

$constraint->check($value)

Returns true if the given value passes the constraint for the type.  

$constraint->validate($value)

This is similar to "check". However, if the type is valid then the method returns an explicit "undef". If the type is not valid, we call "$self->get_message($value)" internally to generate an error message.  

$constraint->assert_valid($value)

Like "check" and "validate", this method checks whether $value is valid under the constraint. If it is, it will return true. If it is not, an exception will be thrown with the results of "$self->get_message($value)".  

$constraint->name

Returns the type's name, as provided to the constructor.  

$constraint->parent

Returns the type's parent, as provided to the constructor, if any.  

$constraint->has_parent

Returns true if the type has a parent type.  

$constraint->parents

Returns all of the types parents as an list of type constraint objects.  

$constraint->constraint

Returns the type's constraint, as provided to the constructor.  

$constraint->get_message($value)

This generates a method for the given value. If the type does not have an explicit message, we generate a default message.  

$constraint->has_message

Returns true if the type has a message.  

$constraint->message

Returns the type's message as a subroutine reference.  

$constraint->coercion

Returns the type's Moose::Meta::TypeCoercion object, if one exists.  

$constraint->has_coercion

Returns true if the type has a coercion.  

$constraint->can_be_inlined

Returns true if this type constraint can be inlined. A type constraint which subtypes an inlinable constraint and does not add an additional constraint ``inherits'' its parent type's inlining.  

$constraint->create_child_type(%options)

This returns a new type constraint of the same class using the provided %options. The "parent" option will be the current type.

This method exists so that subclasses of this class can override this behavior and change how child types are created.  

BUGS

See ``BUGS'' in Moose for details on reporting bugs.  

AUTHORS

Stevan Little <stevan.little@iinteractive.com>
Dave Rolsky <autarch@urth.org>
Jesse Luehrs <doy@tozt.net>
Shawn M Moore <code@sartak.org>
יובל קוג'מן (Yuval Kogman) <nothingmuch@woobling.org>
Karen Etheridge <ether@cpan.org>
Florian Ragwitz <rafl@debian.org>
Hans Dieter Pearcey <hdp@weftsoar.net>
Chris Prather <chris@prather.org>
Matt S Trout <mst@shadowcat.co.uk>
 

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.


 

Index

NAME
VERSION
DESCRIPTION
INHERITANCE
METHODS
Moose::Meta::TypeConstraint->new(%options)
$constraint->equals($type_name_or_object)
$constraint->is_subtype_of($type_name_or_object)
$constraint->is_a_type_of($type_name_or_object)
$constraint->coerce($value)
$constraint->assert_coerce($value)
$constraint->check($value)
$constraint->validate($value)
$constraint->assert_valid($value)
$constraint->name
$constraint->parent
$constraint->has_parent
$constraint->parents
$constraint->constraint
$constraint->get_message($value)
$constraint->has_message
$constraint->message
$constraint->coercion
$constraint->has_coercion
$constraint->can_be_inlined
$constraint->create_child_type(%options)
BUGS
AUTHORS
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
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