package Catalyst::View;

use Moose;
extends qw/Catalyst::Component/;

=head1 NAME

Catalyst::View - Catalyst View base class

=head1 SYNOPSIS

    package Catalyst::View::Homebrew;

    use base qw/Catalyst::View/;

    sub process {
    # template processing goes here.
    }

=head1 DESCRIPTION

This is the Catalyst View base class. It's meant to be used as
a base class by Catalyst views.

As a convention, views are expected to read template names from
$c->stash->{template}, and put the output into $c->res->body.
Some views default to render a template named after the dispatched
action's private name. (See L<Catalyst::Action>.)

=head1 METHODS

Implements the same methods as other Catalyst components, see
L<Catalyst::Component>

=head2 process

gives an error message about direct use.

=cut

sub process {

    Catalyst::Exception->throw( message => ( ref $_[0] || $_[0] ).
            " directly inherits from Catalyst::View. You need to\n".
            " inherit from a subclass like Catalyst::View::TT instead.\n" );

}

=head1 AUTHORS

Catalyst Contributors, see Catalyst.pm

=head1 COPYRIGHT

This library is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the same terms as Perl itself.

=cut

no Moose;
__PACKAGE__->meta->make_immutable();

1;