'OpenTracing API for Perl' is Copyright (C) 2019, Perceptyx Inc, Theo van Hoesel

OpenTracing API for Perl

This package describes the OpenTracing API for Perl

Required Reading

In order to understand the Perl platform API, one must first be familiar with the OpenTracing project and terminology more generally.


Initialize the Tracer Singleton

perl use OpenTracing::Implementation qw/YourTracingService/;

Access the Tracer Singleton

perl use OpenTracing::GlobalTracer qw/$TRACER/;

Direct control over Tracing instead of using singletons

```perl use YourImplementation::Tracer;

my $TRACER = YourImplementation::Tracer->new( %options ); ```

Add a new span inside a subroutine

```perl sub some_work { my $opentracing_scope = $TRACER->start_active_span( 'some_operation_name' );



return ...

} ```

Inject a SpanContext into an outgoing request:

```perl my $opentracing_spancontext = $TRACER->get_active_span->get_context;

use HTTP::Headers; my $http_headers = HTTP::Headers->new( ... );

my $cntx_headers = $TRACER->inject_context( OPENTRACING_FORMAT_HTTP_HEADERS => $http_headers, $opentracing_spancontext, );

my $request = HTTP::Request->new( GET => 'https://...', $cntx_headers ); my response = LWP::UserAgent->request( $request ); ```

Extract a SpanContext from an incoming request

```perl use YourFramework;

get '/some_service' => sub { my $http_headers = YourFramework->request->headers;

my $opentracing_context = $TRACER->extract_context(


} ```


This package - OpenTracing::Interface - describes the API definition for OpenTransport implementations written in the Perl5 language.

This being Perl, and strongly influenced by TIMTOWDI principals, this package does not intent to be a base class that tracer implementors need to subclass. Moreover, the specification is written as POD. Write your own implementation however you want as long as it adheres to the written POD specification.

A set of L roles are provided, that can be consumed into your own implementations that will ensure that required methods are present. Those roles also do type checking ( using Type::Tiny and friends )on input params and returned values. Other than that, those roles do nothing and can be ignored.


This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but it is provided “as is” and without any express or implied warranties.

For details, see the full text of the license in the file LICENSE.