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       Class::MakeMethods::Docs::ReadMe - About Class::MakeMethods


       This is an updated release of Class::MakeMethods, for distribution through CPAN.

       This distribution includes the Class::MakeMethods::Template and
       Class::MakeMethods::Emulator modules which were packaged sepearately in some previous


       By passing arguments to "use Class::MakeMethods ..." statements, you can select from a
       library of hundreds of common types of methods, which are dynamically installed as
       subroutines in your module, simplifying the code for your class.


       This is Class::MakeMethods v1.010, intended for general use.

       This module's CPAN registration should read:

         Name            DSLIP  Description
         --------------  -----  ---------------------------------------------
         ::MakeMethods   RdpOp  Generate common types of methods

       In general, this module should work with Perl 5.003 or later, without requring any modules
       beyond the core Perl distribution.

       The following optional feature may not be available on some platforms:

       ·   Class::MakeMethods::Attribute: The ":MakeMethod" subroutine attribute requires Perl
           version 5.6 and the Attribute::Handlers module (from CPAN).

       ·   Class::MakeMethods::Template "--lvalue": The lvalue modifier provided by the Template
           generator subclasses will only work on Perl version 5.6 or later.

       ·   Some third-party tests used to check the compliance of Emulator modules require
           Test::More and will be automatically skipped on machines which do not have this

       You should be able to install this module using the CPAN shell interface:

         perl -MCPAN -e 'install Class::MakeMethods'

       Alternately, you may retrieve this package from CPAN or from the author's site:




       After downloading the distribution, follow the normal procedure to unpack and install it,
       using the commands shown below or their local equivalents on your system:

         tar xzf Class-MakeMethods-*.tar.gz
         cd Class-MakeMethods-*
         perl Makefile.PL
         make test && sudo make install

       Thanks to the kind generosity of other members of the Perl community, this distribution is
       also available repackaged in the FreeBSD "ports" and Linux RPM formats. This may simplify
       installation for some users, but be aware that these alternate distributions may lag a few
       versions behind the latest release on CPAN.



   Tested Platforms
       This release has been tested successfully on the following platforms:

         5.6.1 on darwin

       Earlier releases have also tested OK on the following platforms:

         i386-freebsd / i386-freebsd-thread-multi
         i386-netbsd / i386-netbsd-thread-multi
         i586-linux / i586-linux-thread-multi-ld
         i686-linux / i686-pld-linux-thread-multi

       Some earlier versions failed to "make test" on MSWin32, although a forced installation
       would still work; that problem should be fixed in the most recent releases.

       You may also review the current test results from CPAN-Testers:



   Release Status
       This module has been used in a variety of production systems and has been available on
       CPAN for over two years, with several other distributions dependent on it, so it would be
       fair to say that it is fully released.

       However, while the commonly-used portions are well tested, some of the more obscure
       combinations of options are less so, and new bug reports do trickle in occasionally. If
       you do encounter any problems, please inform the author and I'll endeavor to patch them

       Additional features have been outlined for future development, but the intent is support
       these by adding more options to the declaration interface, while maintaining backward

       See Class::MakeMethods::Docs::ToDo for other outstanding issues and development plans.

       If you have questions or feedback about this module, please feel free to contact the
       author at the below address. Although there is no formal support program, I do attempt to
       answer email promptly.

       I would be particularly interested in any suggestions towards improving the documentation
       and correcting any Perl-version or platform dependencies, as well as general feedback and
       suggested additions.

       Bug reports that contain a failing test case are greatly appreciated, and suggested
       patches will be promptly considered for inclusion in future releases.

       To report bugs via the CPAN web tracking system, go to
       "" or send mail to
       "", replacing "#" with "@".

       If you've found this module useful or have feedback about your experience with it,
       consider sharing your opinion with other Perl users by posting your comment to CPAN's
       ratings system:


       For more general discussion, you may wish to post a message on PerlMonks or the
       comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup:




       Developed by Matthew Simon Cavalletto at Evolution Softworks.  More free Perl software is
       available at "".

       You may contact the author directly at "" or "".

   Feedback and Suggestions
       Thanks to the following people for bug reports, suggestions, and other feedback:

         Martyn J. Pearce
         Scott R. Godin
         Ron Savage
         Jay Lawrence
         Adam Spiers
         Malcolm Cook
         Terrence Brannon
         Jared Rhine
         Peter Chen
         Mike Castle

   Source Material
       This package was inspired by the ground-breaking original closure-generating method maker

         Class::MethodMaker, by Peter Seibel.

       Additional inspiration, cool tricks, and blocks of useful code for this module were
       extracted from the following CPAN modules:

         Class::Accessor, by Michael G Schwern
         Class::Contract, by Damian Conway
         Class::SelfMethods, by Toby Everett

       Copyright 2002, 2003 Matthew Simon Cavalletto.

       Portions copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Evolution Online Systems, Inc.

       Based on Class::MethodMaker, originally developed by Peter Seibel. Portions Copyright 1996
       Organic Online. Portions Copyright 2000 Martyn J. Pearce.

       Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::accessors is based on accessors. Portions by Steve Purkis.

       Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::AccessorFast is based on Class::Accessor::Fast. Portions
       Copyright 2000 Michael G Schwern.

       Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Inheritable is based on Class::Data::Inheritable. Portions
       Copyright 2000 Damian Conway and Michael G Schwern.

       Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::mcoder is based on mcoder. Portions Copyright 2003 by
       Salvador Fandiño.

       Class::MakeMethods::Emulator::Singleton is based on Class::Singleton, by Andy Wardley.
       Portions Copyright 1998 Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd.

       Class::MakeMethods::Utility::Ref is based on Portions Copyright 1994 David Muir

       You may use, modify, and distribute this software under the same terms as Perl.