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TAP::Object(3perl) Perl Programmers Reference Guide TAP::Object(3perl)

NAME

TAP::Object - Base class that provides common functionality to all "TAP::*" modules

VERSION

Version 3.42

SYNOPSIS

    package TAP::Whatever;

    use strict;

    use base 'TAP::Object';

    # new() implementation by TAP::Object
    sub _initialize {
        my ( $self, @args) = @_;
        # initialize your object
        return $self;
    }

    # ... later ...
    my $obj = TAP::Whatever->new(@args);

DESCRIPTION

"TAP::Object" provides a default constructor and exception model for all "TAP::*" classes. Exceptions are raised using Carp.

METHODS

Class Methods

"new"

Create a new object. Any arguments passed to "new" will be passed on to the "_initialize" method. Returns a new object.

Instance Methods

"_initialize"

Initializes a new object. This method is a stub by default, you should override it as appropriate.

Note: "new" expects you to return $self or raise an exception. See "_croak", and Carp.

"_croak"

Raise an exception using "croak" from Carp, eg:

    $self->_croak( 'why me?', 'aaarrgh!' );

May also be called as a class method.

    $class->_croak( 'this works too' );

"_confess"

Raise an exception using "confess" from Carp, eg:

    $self->_confess( 'why me?', 'aaarrgh!' );

May also be called as a class method.

    $class->_confess( 'this works too' );

"_construct"

Create a new instance of the specified class.

"mk_methods"

Create simple getter/setters.

 __PACKAGE__->mk_methods(@method_names);
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