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       "Net::Prometheus::Gauge" - a snapshot value-reporting metric


          use Net::Prometheus;

          my $client = Net::Prometheus->new;

          my $gauge = $client->new_gauge(
             name => "users",
             help => "Number of current users",

          my %users;

          $gauge->set( scalar keys %users );


       This class provides a gauge metric - an arbitrary value that observes some snapshot of
       state at some instant in time. This is often used to report on the current usage of
       resources by the instrumented program, in a way that can decrease as well as increase. It
       is a subclass of Net::Prometheus::Metric.

   Value-Reporting Functions
       As an alternative to using the "set" method to update the value of the gauge, a callback
       function can be used instead which should return the current value to report for that
       gauge. This function is invoked at collection time, meaning the reported value is up-to-

       These functions are invoked inline as part of the collection process, so they should be as
       small and lightweight as possible. Typical applications involve reporting the size of an
       array or hash within the implementation's code.

          $gauge->set_function( sub { scalar @items } );

          $gauge->set_function( sub { scalar keys %things } );


       Instances of this class are not usually constructed directly, but instead via the
       Net::Prometheus object that will serve it:

          $gauge = $prometheus->new_gauge( %args )

       This takes the same constructor arguments as documented in Net::Prometheus::Metric.


          $gauge->set( @label_values, $value )
          $gauge->set( \%labels, $value )

          $child->set( $value )

       Sets the current value for the gauge.

       If the gauge has any labels defined, the values for them must be given first.

          $gauge->set_function( @label_values, $func )
          $gauge->set_function( \%labels, $func )

          $child->set_function( $func )

       Sets a value-returning callback function for the gauge. If the gauge is labeled, each
       label combination requires its own function.

       When invoked, the function will be passed no arguments and is expected to return a single

          $value = $func->()

          $gauge->inc( @label_values, $delta )
          $gauge->inc( \%labels, $delta )

          $child->inc( $delta )

       Increment the current value for the gauge. $delta will default to 1 if not supplied.

          $gauge->dec( @label_values, $delta )
          $gauge->dec( \%labels, $delta )

          $child->dec( $delta )

       Decrement the current value for the gauge. $delta will default to 1 if not supplied.


       Paul Evans <>