Provided by: libdevel-repl-perl_1.003028-1_all bug


       Devel::REPL::Profile - Code to execute when starts


       version 1.003028


        package Devel::REPL::Profile::MyProject;

        use Moose;
        use namespace::autoclean;

        with 'Devel::REPL::Profile';

        sub apply_profile {
            my ($self, $repl) = @_;
            # do something here



       For particular projects you might well end up running the same commands each time the REPL
       shell starts up - loading Perl modules, setting configuration, and so on.

       A mechanism called profiles exists to let you package and distribute these start-up
       scripts, as Perl modules.


       Quite simply, follow the "SYNOPSIS" section above to create a boilerplate profile module.
       Within the "apply_profile" method, the $repl variable can be used to run any commands as
       the user would, within the context of their running "Devel::REPL" shell instance.

       For example, to load a module, you might have something like this:

        sub apply_profile {
            my ($self, $repl) = @_;
            $repl->eval('use Carp');

       As you can see, the "eval" method is used to run any code. The user won't see any output
       from that, and the code can "safely" die without destroying the REPL shell. The return
       value of "eval" will be the return value of the code you gave, or else if it died then a
       "Devel::REPL::Error" object is returned.

       If you want to load a "Devel::REPL" plugin, then use the following method:


       The "load_plugin" and "eval" methods should cover most of what you would want to do before
       the user has access to the shell. Remember that plugin features are immediately available,
       so you can load for example the "LexEnv" plugin, and then declare "my" variables which the
       user will have access to.

   Selecting a Profile
       To run the shell with a particular profile, use the following command:

        system$ --profile MyProject

       Alternatively, you can set the environment variable "DEVEL_REPL_PROFILE" to MyProject.

       When the profile name is unqualified, as in the above example, the profile is assumed to
       be in the "Devel::REPL::Profile::" namespace. Otherwise if you pass something which
       contains the "::" character sequence, it will be loaded as-is.


       Bugs may be submitted through the RT bug tracker
       <> (or <>).

       There is also an irc channel available for users of this distribution, at "#devel" on
       "" <irc://>.


       Matt S Trout - mst (at) (<>)


       This software is copyright (c) 2007 by Matt S Trout - mst (at)

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.