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Net::Twitter::Role::InflateObjects(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Net::Twitter::Role::InflateObjects(3pm)


Net::Twitter::Role::InflateObjects - Inflate Twitter API return values to Moose objects


version 4.01043


  use Net::Twitter;
  my $nt = Net::Twitter->new(traits => [qw/InflateObjects API::Rest/]);
  $nt->credentials($username, $password);
  $r = $nt->friends_timeline;
  $r->[0]->user->name; # return values are objects with read accessors
  $r->[0]->created_at; # dates are inflated to DateTime objects
  $r->[0]->relative_created_at; # "6 minutes ago"


This role provides inflation of HASH refs, returned by the Twitter API, into Moose objects. URLs are inflated to URI objects. Dates are inflated to DateTime objects. Objects that have a "created_at" attribute also have a "relative_created_at" method that prints times in the same style as the Twitter web interface.

All HASH members have read accessors, so


Can be accessed as



An accessor is created for each HASH key returned by Twitter. As Twitter adds new attributes, InflateObjects will create accessors for them. However,
InflateObjects will also drop accessors if Twitter drops the corresponding HASH element. So, code that relies on HASH element will fail loudly if Twitter drops support for it. (This may be a feature!)


Marc Mims <>


Copyright (c) 2016 Marc Mims

The Twitter API itself, and the description text used in this module is:

Copyright (c) 2009 Twitter

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

2022-06-16 perl v5.34.0