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       Jifty::Util - Things that don't fit anywhere else


   absolute_path PATH
       "absolute_path" converts PATH into an absolute path, relative to the application's root
       (as determined by "app_root")  This can be called as an object or class method.

   canonicalize_path PATH
       Takes a "path" style /foo/bar/baz and returns a canonicalized (but not necessarily
       absolute) version of the path.  Always use "/" as the separator, even on platforms which
       recognizes both "/" and "\" as valid separators in PATH.

       Returns the root directory that Jifty has been installed into.  Uses %INC to figure out
       where is.

       Returns the 'share' directory of the installed Jifty module.  This is currently only used
       to store the common Mason components, CSS, and JS of Jifty and it's plugins.

       Returns the application's root path.  This is done by returning $ENV{'JIFTY_APP_ROOT'} if
       it exists.  If not, Jifty tries searching upward from the current directory, looking for a
       directory which contains a "bin/jifty".  Failing that, it searches upward from wherever
       the executable was found.

       It "die"s if it can only find "/usr" or "/usr/local" which fit these criteria.

   is_app_root PATH
       Returns a boolean indicating whether the path passed in is the same path as the app root.
       Useful if you're recursing up a directory tree and want to stop when you've hit the root.
       It does not attempt to handle symbolic links.

       Returns the default name of the application.  This is the name of the application's root
       directory, as defined by "app_root".

   make_path PATH
       When handed a directory, creates that directory, starting as far up the chain as
       necessary. (This is what 'mkdir -p' does in your shell).

   require PATH
       Uses UNIVERSAL::require to require the provided "PATH".  Additionally, logs any failures
       at the "error" log level.

   try_to_require Module
       This method works just like "require", except that it suppresses the error message in
       cases where the module isn't found.

   already_required class
       Helper function to test whether a given class has already been loaded.

       Generate a new UUID using Data::UUID.

   reference_to_data Object
       Provides a saner output format for models than "MyApp::Model::Foo=HASH(0x1800568)".

   stringify LIST
       Takes a list of values and forces them into strings.  Right now all it does is concatenate
       them to an empty string, but future versions might be more magical.


       Various folks at Best Practical Solutions, LLC.