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       Lire::PluginManager - Manages the Lire plugins.


         use Lire::PluginManager;


         my $plugin = new MyDlfConverter();
         Lire::PluginManager->register_plugin( $plufin );

         my $plugins = Lire::PluginManager->plugins( 'dlf_analyser' );

         my $converter = Lire::PluginManager->get_plugin('dlf_analyser', 'combined');


       All method can be called as class method on the Lire::PlugingManager module or on an

       There are four kind of plugins defined in Lire: dlf_analyser, dlf_converter, chart_type
       and output_format.

       Returns the singleton instance of the PluginManager

   plugin_names( $type )
       Returns an array reference containing the names of all registered plugin of type $type.

   plugins( $type )
       Returns an array reference containing all the Plugin objects registerd for $type.

   has_plugin( $type, $name )
       Returns true if there is a Lire::Plugin named $name registered for type $type.

   get_plugin( $type, $name )
       Returns the Lire::Plugin object named $name of type $type. Croaks when there is no plugin
       registerd under that name.

   register_plugin( $plugin )
       Registers the Lire::Plugin $plugin. The type and name of the plugin are queried using the
       Lire::Plugin interface. An error will be thrown if there is already a plugin registered
       under the same name and type.

   unregister_plugin( $type, $name )
       Unregister the plugin $name of type $type. The method will dies if there is no such

   analysers_by_src( $schema )
       Returns in an array reference all the analysers that declare $schema as their

   analysers_by_dst( $schema )
       Returns in an array reference all the analysers that declare $schema as their

       This method will load and initialize all the plugins available. The plugins are registered
       by executing all the perl scripts found in the directories listed in the
       'plugins_init_path' configuration variable.

       These scripts should call Lire::PluginManager->register_plugin() to register the plugins.

       For compatibility with previous versions of Lire, it will also registers the DlfConverters
       initialized using older mechanism.


       Lire::Plugin(3pm), Lire::OutputFormat(3pm), Lire::DlfAnalyser(3pm),


         Francis J. Lacoste <>


       $Id:,v 1.8 2006/07/23 13:16:29 vanbaal Exp $


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