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NAME

MooseX::AutoDestruct - Clear your attributes after a certain time

VERSION

version 0.009

SYNOPSIS

    package Foo;

    use Moose;
    use namespace::autoclean;
    use MooseX::AutoDestruct;

    has foo => (
        traits     => [ AutoDestruct ],
        is         => 'ro',
        isa        => 'Str',
        lazy_build => 1,
        ttl        => 600, # time, in seconds
    );

    sub _build_foo { --some expensive operation-- }

DESCRIPTION

MooseX::AutoDestruct is an attribute metaclass trait that causes your attribute value to be cleared after a certain time from when the value has been set.

This trait will work regardless of how the value is populated or if a clearer method has been installed; or if the value is accessed via the installed accessors or by accessing the attribute metaclass itself.

TRAITS APPLIED

No traits are automatically applied to any metaclasses; however, on use'ing this package an 'AutoDestruct' attribute trait becomes available.

Moose will properly deduce what trait you're talking about if you pass AutoDestruct as a string -- e.g.:

    has foo => (traits => [ 'AutoDestruct' ], ...)

However, this is depreciated in favor of the exported trait alias:

    has foo => (traits => [ AutoDestruct ], ...)

USAGE

Apply the AutoDestruct trait to your attribute metaclass (e.g. "traits => [AutoDestruct]") and supply a ttl value.

Typical usage of this could be for an attribute to store a value that is expensive to calculate, and can be counted on to be valid for a certain amount of time (e.g. caching). Builders are your friends :)

SEE ALSO

Moose.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-moosex-autodestruct at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=MooseX-AutoDestruct.

AUTHOR

Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2011 by Chris Weyl.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999
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