Provided by: libconfig-model-itself-perl_2.016-1_all bug


       Config::Model::Itself - Model editor for Config::Model


       version 2.016


        # Itself constructor returns an object to read or write the data
        # structure containing the model to be edited
        my $meta_model = Config::Model::Itself -> new( ) ;

        # now load the model to be edited
        $meta_model -> read_all( ) ;

        # For Curses UI prepare a call-back to write model
        my $wr_back = sub { $meta_model->write_all(); }

        # create Curses user interface
        my $dialog = Config::Model::CursesUI-> new (
             store => $wr_back,
        ) ;

        # start Curses dialog to edit the mode
        $dialog->start( $meta_model->config_root )  ;

        # that's it. When user quits curses interface, Curses will call
        # $wr_back sub ref to write the modified model.


       Config::Itself module and its model files provide a model of Config:Model (hence the
       Itself name).

       Let's step back a little to explain. Any configuration data is, in essence, structured
       data. A configuration model is a way to describe the structure and relation of all items
       of a configuration data set.

       This configuration model is also expressed as structured data. This structure data follows
       a set of rules which are described for humans in Config::Model.

       The structure and rules documented in Config::Model are also expressed in a model in the
       files provided with "Config::Model::Itself".

       Hence the possibity to verify, modify configuration data provided by Config::Model can
       also be applied on configuration models. Using the same user interface.

       From a Perl point of view, Config::Model::Itself provides a class dedicated to read and
       write a set of model files.


   new ( [ cm_lib_dir => ... ] )
       Creates a new read/write handler. If no model_object is passed, the required objects are
       created. "cm_lib_dir" specifies where are the model files (defaults to

       "cm_lib_dir" is either a "Path::Tiny" object or a string.

       By default, this constructor will create all necessary "Config::Model*" objects.  If
       needed, you can pass already created object with options "config_model" (Config::Model
       object), "meta_instance" (Config::Model::Instance object) or "meta_root"
       (Config::Model::Node object).


read_all ( [ root_model => ... ], [ force_load => 1 ] )

       Load all the model files contained in "model_dir" and all its subdirectories. "root_model"
       is used to filter the classes read.

       Use "force_load" if you are trying to load a model containing errors.

       "read_all" returns a hash ref containing ( class_name => file_name , ...)

       Will write back configuration model in the specified directory. The structure of the read
       directory is respected.

   write_model_plugin( plugin_dir => foo, plugin_name => bar )
       Write plugin models in the  passed "plugin_dir" directory. The written file is path is
       made of plugin name and class names. E.g. a plugin named "bar" for class "Foo::Bar" is
       written in "bar/Foo/" file. This file is to be used by augment_config_class '...',
       class_data )">

   read_model_plugin( plugin_dir => foo, plugin_name => )
       This method searched recursively "$plugin_dir/$plugin_name" and load all "*.pl" files
       found there.

       Returns a string listing all the class and elements. Useful for debugging your
       configuration model.

       Returns a graphviz dot file that represents the structure of the configuration model:

       ·   "include" relations are represented by solid lines

       ·   Class usage (i.e. "config_class_name" parameter) is represented by dashed lines. The
           name of the element is attached to the dashed line.


       Test menu entries are created from the content of "application" model parameter.
       Unfortunately, there's no way to build the menu dynamically. So user cme must be restarted
       to change the menu if the application list is changed.


       Config::Model, Config::Model::Node, Path::Tiny


       Dominique Dumont


       This software is Copyright (c) 2007-2018 by Dominique Dumont.

       This is free software, licensed under:

         The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999


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