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NAME

       signatures - Subroutine signatures with no source filter

VERSION

       version 0.13

SYNOPSIS

           use signatures;

           sub foo ($bar, $baz) {
               return $bar + $baz;
           }

DESCRIPTION

       With this module, we can specify subroutine signatures and have variables automatically
       defined within the subroutine.

       For example, you can write

           sub square ($num) {
               return $num * $num;
           }

       and it will be automatically turned into the following at compile time:

           sub square {
               my ($num) = @_;
               return $num * $num;
           }

       Note that, although the syntax is very similar, the signatures provided by this module are
       not to be confused with the prototypes described in perlsub. All this module does is
       extracting items of @_ and assigning them to the variables in the parameter list. No
       argument validation is done at runtime.

       The signature definition needs to be on a single line only.

       If you want to combine sub signatures with regular prototypes a "proto" attribute exists:

           sub foo ($bar, $baz) : proto($$) { ... }

METHODS

       If you want subroutine signatures doing something that this module doesn't provide, like
       argument validation, typechecking and similar, you can subclass it and override the
       following methods.

   proto_unwrap ($prototype)
       Turns the extracted $prototype into code.

       The default implementation returns "my (${prototype}) = @_;" or an empty string, if no
       prototype is given.

   inject ($offset, $code)
       Inserts a $code string into the line perl currently parses at the given $offset. This is
       only called by the "callback" method.

   callback ($offset, $prototype)
       This gets called as soon as a sub definition with a prototype is encountered. Arguments
       are the $offset within the current line perl is parsing and extracted $prototype.

       The default implementation calls "proto_unwrap" with the prototype and passes the returned
       value and the offset to "inject".

BUGS

       prototypes aren't checked for validity yet
           You won't get a warning for invalid prototypes using the "proto" attribute, like you
           normally would with warnings enabled.

       you shouldn't alter $SIG{__WARN__} at compile time
           After this module is loaded you shouldn't make any changes to $SIG{__WARN__} during
           compile time. Changing it before the module is loaded or at runtime is fine.

SEE ALSO

       Method::Signatures

       MooseX::Method::Signatures

       Sub::Signatures

       Attribute::Signature

       Perl6::Subs

       Perl6::Parameters

THANKS

       Moritz Lenz and Steffen Schwigon for documentation review and improvement.

AUTHOR

       Florian Ragwitz <rafl@debian.org>

CONTRIBUTORS

       ·   Karen Etheridge <ether@cpan.org>

       ·   Peter Martini <PeterCMartini@GMail.com>

       ·   Alexandr Ciornii <alexchorny@gmail.com>

       ·   Father Chrysostomos <sprout@cpan.org>

       ·   Alex Kapranoff <alex@kapranoff.ru>

       ·   Steffen Schwigon <ss5@renormalist.net>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       This software is copyright (c) 2008 by Florian Ragwitz.

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