|Class::Factory::Util(3pm)||User Contributed Perl Documentation||Class::Factory::Util(3pm)|
Class::Factory::Util - Provide utility methods for factory classes
package My::Class; use Class::Factory::Util; My::Class->subclasses;
This module exports a method that is useful for factory classes.
When this module is loaded, it creates a method in its caller named "subclasses()". This method returns a list of the available subclasses for the package. It does this by looking in @INC as well as the directory containing the caller, and finding any modules in the immediate subdirectories of the calling module.
So if you have the modules "Foo::Base", "Foo::Base::Bar", and "Foo::Base::Baz", then the return value of "Foo::Base->subclasses()" would be "Bar" and "Baz".
Please submit bugs to the CPAN RT system at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=class-factory-util or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Rolsky, <email@example.com>.
Removed from Alzabo and packaged by Terrence Brannon, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (c) 2003-2007 David Rolsky. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.