=encoding utf8

=head1 NAME

Log::Report::Exception - a collected report

=head1 SYNOPSIS

 # created within a try block
 try { error "help!" };
 my $exception = $@->wasFatal;
 $exception->throw if $exception;

 $@->reportFatal;  # combination of above two lines

 my $message = $exception->message;   # the Log::Report::Message

 if($message->inClass('die')) ...
 if($exception->inClass('die')) ...   # same
 if($@->wasFatal(class => 'die')) ... # same

=head1 DESCRIPTION

In Log::Report, exceptions are not as extended as available in
languages as Java: you do not create classes for them.  The only
thing an exception object does, is capture some information about
an (untranslated) report.

=head1 METHODS

=head2 Constructors

=over 4

=item Log::Report::Exception-E<gt>B<new>(%options)

 -Option     --Default
  message      <required>
  reason       <required>
  report_opts  {}

=over 2

=item message => Log::Report::Message

=item reason => REASON

=item report_opts => HASH

=back

=back

=head2 Accessors

=over 4

=item $obj-E<gt>B<isFatal>()

Returns whether this exception has a severity which makes it fatal
when thrown.  See L<Log::Report::Util::is_fatal()|Log::Report::Util/"Reasons">.

example: 

  if($ex->isFatal) { $ex->throw(reason => 'ALERT') }
  else { $ex->throw }

=item $obj-E<gt>B<message>( [$message] )

Change the $message of the exception, must be a L<Log::Report::Message|Log::Report::Message>
object.

When you use a C<Log::Report::Message> object, you will get a new one
returned. Therefore, if you want to modify the message in an exception,
you have to re-assign the result of the modification.

example: 

 $e->message->concat('!!')); # will not work!
 $e->message($e->message->concat('!!'));
 $e->message(__x"some message {msg}", msg => $xyz);

=item $obj-E<gt>B<reason>( [$reason] )

=item $obj-E<gt>B<report_opts>()

=back

=head2 Processing

=over 4

=item $obj-E<gt>B<inClass>($class|Regexp)

Check whether any of the classes listed in the message match $class
(string) or the Regexp.  This uses L<Log::Report::Message::inClass()|Log::Report::Message/"Processing">.

=item $obj-E<gt>B<print>( [$fh] )

The default filehandle is STDOUT.

example: 

 print $exception;  # via overloading
 $exception->print; # OO style

=item $obj-E<gt>B<throw>(%options)

Insert the message contained in the exception into the currently
defined dispatchers.  The C<throw> name is commonly known
exception related terminology for C<report>.

The %options overrule the captured options to L<Log::Report::report()|Log::Report/"Report Production and Configuration">.
This can be used to overrule a destination.  Also, the reason can
be changed.

example: overrule defaults to report

 try { print {to => 'stderr'}, ERROR => 'oops!' };
 $@->reportFatal(to => 'syslog');

 $exception->throw(to => 'syslog');

 $@->wasFatal->throw(reason => 'WARNING');

=item $obj-E<gt>B<toHTML>( [$locale] )

[1.11] as L<toString()|Log::Report::Exception/"Processing">, and escape HTML volatile characters.

=item $obj-E<gt>B<toString>( [$locale] )

Prints the reason and the message.  Differently from L<throw()|Log::Report::Exception/"Processing">, this
only represents the textual content: it does not re-cast the exceptions to
higher levels.

example: printing exceptions

 print $_->toString for $@->exceptions;
 print $_ for $@->exceptions;   # via overloading

=back

=head1 OVERLOADING

=over 4

=item overload: B<stringification>

Produces "reason: message".

=back

=head1 SEE ALSO

This module is part of Log-Report distribution version 1.29,
built on November 08, 2019. Website: F<http://perl.overmeer.net/CPAN/>

=head1 LICENSE

Copyrights 2007-2019 by [Mark Overmeer <markov@cpan.org>]. For other contributors see ChangeLog.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.
See F<http://dev.perl.org/licenses/>