NAME

SYNOPSIS

  use Data::Predicate::ClosurePredicate;
  
  #A closure which evaluates if a given object is defined or not
  Data::Predicate::ClosurePredicate->new(closure => sub {
    my ($object) = @_;
    return (defined $object) ? 1 : 0;
  }, description => 'Returns true if the given object is defined');

DESCRIPTION

A very simple abstraction from Data::Predicate which encapsulates the predicate logic in a closure given at construction time. This allows us to build very specific tests whilst keeping our class count down. It also allows for rapid prototyping of predicates & should speed become an issue means the code can be easily migrated into a custom version.

METHODS

new

  Data::Predicate::ClosurePredicate->new(closure => sub {
    my ($object) = @_;
    return (defined $object) ? 1 : 0;
  }, description => 'Returns true if the given object is defined');
  

Accepts 2 variables; closure & description. closure is a required argument where as description is not but recommended.

closure - required

Takes in a CodeRef and assumes it will return true or false depending on the outcome of evaluation of an object.

description

Allows you to tag a predicate with a description as when faced with multiple predicates all of which are ClosurePredicate instances it can be somewhat daunting.

Optional & defaults to unknown.

apply()

Returns the value from an invocation of the attribute closure with the incoming object.

AUTHOR

Andrew Yates

LICENCE

Copyright (c) 2010 - 2010 European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

Author: Andrew Yates (ayatesattheebi - remove the relevant sections accordingly)

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