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Manual Reference Pages  -  CLASS::MOP::METHOD (3)

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NAME

Class::MOP::Method - Method Meta Object

CONTENTS

VERSION

version 2.1605

DESCRIPTION

The Method Protocol is very small, since methods in Perl 5 are just subroutines in a specific package. We provide a very basic introspection interface.

METHODS

<B>Class::MOP::Method->wrap($code, B>%options<B>)B> This is the constructor. It accepts a method body in the form of either a code reference or a Class::MOP::Method instance, followed by a hash of options.

The options are:
o name

The method name (without a package name). This is required if $code is a coderef.

o package_name

The package name for the method. This is required if $code is a coderef.

o associated_metaclass

An optional Class::MOP::Class object. This is the metaclass for the method’s class.

<B>B>$metamethod<B>->clone(%params)B> This makes a shallow clone of the method object. In particular, subroutine reference itself is shared between all clones of a given method.

When a method is cloned, the original method object will be available by calling original_method on the clone.

<B>B>$metamethod<B>->bodyB> This returns a reference to the method’s subroutine.
<B>B>$metamethod<B>->nameB> This returns the method’s name.
<B>B>$metamethod<B>->package_nameB> This returns the method’s package name.
<B>B>$metamethod<B>->fully_qualified_nameB> This returns the method’s fully qualified name (package name and method name).
<B>B>$metamethod<B>->associated_metaclassB> This returns the Class::MOP::Class object for the method, if one exists.
<B>B>$metamethod<B>->original_methodB> If this method object was created as a clone of some other method object, this returns the object that was cloned.
<B>B>$metamethod<B>->original_nameB> This returns the method’s original name, wherever it was first defined.

If this method is a clone of a clone (of a clone, etc.), this method returns the name from the first method in the chain of clones.

<B>B>$metamethod<B>->original_package_nameB> This returns the method’s original package name, wherever it was first defined.

If this method is a clone of a clone (of a clone, etc.), this method returns the package name from the first method in the chain of clones.

<B>B>$metamethod<B>->original_fully_qualified_nameB> This returns the method’s original fully qualified name, wherever it was first defined.

If this method is a clone of a clone (of a clone, etc.), this method returns the fully qualified name from the first method in the chain of clones.

<B>B>$metamethod<B>->is_stubB> Returns true if the method is just a stub:



  sub foo;



<B>B>$metamethod<B>->attach_to_class($metaclass)B> Given a Class::MOP::Class object, this method sets the associated metaclass for the method. This will overwrite any existing associated metaclass.
<B>B>$metamethod<B>->detach_from_classB> Removes any associated metaclass object for the method.
<B>B>$metamethod<B>->execute(...)B> This executes the method. Any arguments provided will be passed on to the method itself.
<B>Class::MOP::Method->metaB> This will return a Class::MOP::Class instance for this class.

It should also be noted that Class::MOP will actually bootstrap this module by installing a number of attribute meta-objects into its metaclass.

AUTHORS

o Stevan Little <stevan.little@iinteractive.com>
o Dave Rolsky <autarch@urth.org>
o Jesse Luehrs <doy@tozt.net>
o Shawn M Moore <code@sartak.org>
o XXXX XXXXX (Yuval Kogman) <nothingmuch@woobling.org>
o Karen Etheridge <ether@cpan.org>
o Florian Ragwitz <rafl@debian.org>
o Hans Dieter Pearcey <hdp@weftsoar.net>
o Chris Prather <chris@prather.org>
o 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.

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