MooseX::Types::Perl - Moose types that check against Perl syntax
use MooseX::Types::Perl qw(
This library provides Moose types for checking things (mostly strings) against
syntax that is, or is a reasonable subset of, Perl syntax.
These types are identical, and expect a string that could be a package or module
name. That's basically a bunch of identifiers stuck together with
double-colons. One key quirk is that parts of the package name after the first
may begin with digits.
The use of an apostrophe as a package separator is not permitted.
The DistName type checks for a string like "MooseX-Types-Perl", the
sort of thing used to name CPAN distributions. In general, it's like the more
familiar ModuleName, but with hyphens instead of double-colons.
In reality, a few distribution names may not match this pattern -- most
famously, "CGI.pm" is the name of the distribution that contains
CGI. These exceptions are few and far between, and deciding what a
"LaxDistName" type would look like has not seemed worth it, yet.
An Identifier is something that could be used as a symbol name or other
identifier (filehandle, directory handle, subroutine name, format name, or
label). It's what you put after the sigil (dollar sign, at sign, percent sign)
in a variable name. Generally, it's a bunch of alphanumeric characters not
starting with a digit.
Although Perl identifiers may contain non-ASCII characters in some
circumstances, this type does not allow it. A "UnicodeIdentifier"
type may be added in the future.
SafeIdentifiers are just like Identifiers, but omit the single-letter variables
underscore, a, and b, as these have special significance.
Lax and strict version strings use the is_lax and is_strict methods from
"version" to check if the given string would be a valid lax or
strict version. version::Internals covers the details but basically: lax
versions are everything you may do, and strict omit many of the usages best
Just for good measure, this type is included to check if a value is a version
object. Coercions from LaxVersionStr (and thus StrictVersionStr) are provided.
Ricardo SIGNES <email@example.com>
This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Ricardo SIGNES.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.