Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
User::Identity::Item - general base class for User::Identity
User::Identity::Item is extended by
base class is extended into useful modules: it
has no use by its own.
- User::Identity::Item->new( [$name], %options )
- description => STRING
Free format description on the collected item.
- name => STRING
A simple name for this item. Try to give a useful name in the context of
the item time. Each time when you lookup items, you need to specify
this name, so it should be unique and not to hard to handle in your program.
For instance, when a person is addressed, you usually will give him/her
this a nickname.
- parent => OBJECT
The encapsulating object: the object which collects this one.
Free format description on this item. Please do not add
any significance to the content of this field: if you are in need
for an extra attribute, please contact the author of the module to
implement it, or extend the object to suit your needs.
- $obj->name( [$newname] )
The name of this item. Names are unique within a collection... a second
object with the same name within any collection will destroy the already
existing object with that name.
Changing the name of an item is quite dangerous. You probably want to
call User::Identity::Collection::renameRole() instead.
- $obj->add($collection, $role)
The $role is added to the $collection. The $collection is the name of a
collection, which will be created automatically with addCollection() if
needed. The $collection can also be specified as existing collection object.
The $role is anything what is acceptable to
User::Identity::Collection::addRole() of the
collection at hand, and is returned. $role typically is a list of
parameters for one role, or a reference to an array containing these
my $ui = User::Identity->new(...);
my $home = $ui->add(location => [home => street => '27 Roadstreet', ...] );
my $work = $ui->add(location => work, tel => '+31-2231-342-13', ... );
my $travel = User::Identity::Location->new(travel => ...);
$ui->add(location => $travel);
my $system = User::Identity::Collection::System->new(...);
$ui->add($system => 'localhost');
- $obj->addCollection( $object | <[$type], %options> )
Add a new collection of roles to an item. This can be achieved in two ways:
either create an User::Identity::Collection $object yourself and then
pass that to this method, or supply all the %options needed to create such
an object and it will be created for you. The object which is added is
returned, and can be used for many methods directly.
For %options, see the specific type of collection. Additional options are
- type => STRING|CLASS
The nickname of a collection class or the CLASS name itself of the
object to be created. Required if an object has to be created.
Predefined type nicknames are "email", "system", and "location".
my $me = User::Identity->new(...);
my $locs = User::Identity::Collection::Locations->new();
my $email = $me->addCollection(type => 'email');
my $email = $me->addCollection('email');
In scalar context the collection object with the $name is returned.
In list context, all the roles within the collection are returned.
my @roles = $me->collection('email'); # list of collected items
my @roles = $me->collection('email')->roles; # same of collected items
my $coll = $me->collection('email'); # a User::Identity::Collection
- $obj->parent( [$parent] )
Returns the parent of an Item (the enclosing item). This may return "undef"
if the object is stand-alone.
Returns a nice symbolic name for the type.
Go from this object to its parent, to its parent, and so on, until a
User::Identity is found or the top of the object tree has been
- $obj->find($collection, $role)
Returns the object with the specified $role within the named collection.
The collection can be specified as name or object.
my $role = $me->find(location => 'work'); # one location
my $role = $me->collection('location')->find('work'); # same
my $email = $me->addCollection('email');
$me->find($email => 'work');
$email->find('work'); # same
- Error: $object is not a collection.
The first argument is an object, but not of a class which extends
- Error: Cannot load collection module for $type ($class).
Either the specified $type does not exist, or that module named $class returns
compilation errors. If the type as specified in the warning is not
the name of a package, you specified a nickname which was not defined.
Maybe you forgot the 'require' the package which defines the nickname.
- Error: Creation of a collection via $class failed.
The $class did compile, but it was not possible to create an object
of that class using the options you specified.
- Error: Don't know what type of collection you want to add.
If you add a collection, it must either by a collection object or a
list of options which can be used to create a collection object. In
the latter case, the type of collection must be specified.
- Error: Each item requires a name
You have to specify a name for each item. These names need to be
unique within one collection, but feel free to give the same name
to an e-mail address and a location.
- Warning: No collection $name
The collection with $name does not exist and can not be created.
- Warning: Unknown option $name for a $class
One used option is not defined. Check the manual page of the class to
see which options are accepted.
- Warning: Unknown options @names for a $class
More than one option is not defined.
This module is part of User-Identity distribution version 0.99,
built on January 24, 2018. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/CPAN/
Copyrights 2003-2018 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.