Provided by: libnet-twitter-perl_4.01043-1_all bug


       Net::Twitter::Role::AutoCursor - Help transition to cursor based access to friends_ids and
       followers_ids methods


       version 4.01043


         use Net::Twitter;
         my $nt = Net::Twitter->new(
             traits => [qw/AutoCursor API::RESTv1_1 RetryOnError OAuth/],
             # additional ags...

         # Get friends_ids or followers_ids without worrying about cursors
         my $ids = $nt->followers_ids;

         my $nt = Net::Twitter->new(
             traits => [
                 qw/API::RESTv1_1 RetryOnError OAuth/
                 AutoCursor => { max_calls => 32 },
                 AutoCursor => {
                     max_calls      => 4,
                     force_cursor   => 1,
                     array_accessor => 'users',
                     methods        => [qw/friends followers/],
             # additional args

         # works with any Twitter call that takes a cursor parameter
         my $friends = $nt->friends;


       On 25-Mar-2011, Twitter announced a change to "friends_ids" and "followers_ids" API

         [Soon] followers/ids and friends/ids is being updated to set the cursor to -1
         if it isn't supplied during the request. This changes the default response

       This will break a lot of existing code.  The "AutoCursor" trait was created to help users
       transition to cursor based access for these methods.

       With default parameters, the "AutoCursor" trait attempts a non-cursored call for
       "friends_ids" and "followers_ids".  If it detects a cursored response from Twitter, it
       continues to call the underlying Twitter API method, with the next cursor, until it has
       received all results or 16 calls have been made (yielding 80,000 results).  It returns an
       ARRAY reference to the combined results.

       If the "cursor" parameter is passed to "friends_ids" or "followers_ids", "Net::Twitter"
       assumes the user is handling cursoring and does not modify behavior or results.

       The "AutoCursor" trait is parameterized, allowing it to work with any Twitter API method
       that expects cursors, returning combined results for up to the maximum number of calls

       "AutoCursor" can be applied multiple times to handle different sets of API methods.


           An integer specifying the maximum number of API calls to make. Default is 16.

           "max_calls" can be overridden on a per-call basis by passing a "max_calls" argument to
           the API method.

           If true, when the caller does not provide a "cursor" parameter, "AutoCursor" will use
           up to "max_calls" cursored calls rather than attempting an initial non-cursored call.
           Default is 0.

           The name of the HASH key used to access the ARRAY ref of results in the data structure
           returned by Twitter.  Default is "ids".

           A reference to an ARRAY containing the names of Twitter API methods to which
           "AutoCursor" will be applied.


       Synthetic parameter "-max_calls" can be passed for individual method calls to override the

         $r = $nt->followers_ids({ -max_calls => 200 }); # get up to 1 million ids

       Synthetic parameter "-force_cursor" can be passed to override the "force_cursor" default.


       Marc Mims <>


       Copyright (c) 2016 Marc Mims


       This library is free software and may be distributed under the same terms as perl itself.