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Aspect::Point::Functions - Allow point context methods to be called as functions


  use Aspect::Point::Functions;
  # This code is equivalent to the SYNOPSIS for Aspect::Point
  my $advice_code = sub {
      print type;           # The advice type ('before')
      print pointcut;       # The matching pointcut ($pointcut)
      print enclosing;      # Access cflow pointcut advice context
      print sub_name;       # The full package_name::sub_name
      print package_name;   # The package name ('Person')
      print short_name;     # The sub name (a get or set method)
      print self;           # 1st parameter to the matching sub
      print (args)[1];      # 2nd parameter to the matching sub
      original->( x => 3 ); # Call matched sub independently
      return_value(4)       # Set the return value


In the AspectJ toolkit for Java which Aspect is inspired by, the join point context information is retrieved through certain keywords.

In Aspect this initially proved too difficult to achieve without heavy source code rewriting, and so an alternative approach was taken using a topic object and methods.

This experimental package attempts to implement the original function/keyword style of call.

It is considered unsupported at this time.


Adam Kennedy <>


Copyright 2011 Adam Kennedy.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

2022-06-08 perl v5.34.0