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NAME

Dancer::Plugin::Preprocess::Less - Generate CSS files from .less files

VERSION

version 0.021

SYNOPSIS

Dancer::Plugin::Preprocess::LESS automatically generates CSS files from Less files in a Dancer web application.

Add the plugin to your application:

use Dancer::Plugin::Preprocess::Less;

Configure its settings in the YAML configuration file:

plugins:
  "Preprocess::Less":
    save: 1
    paths:
      - css
      - subdir/css

DESCRIPTION

Dancer::Plugin::Preprocess::Less adds support for Less files in a Dancer web application.

When a request is received for a CSS file, the plugin looks for a Less file with the same name, and transforms it into CSS. The generated CSS file may then be saved and served as a regular static file. Every time the source Less file gets modified, the corresponding CSS file is regenerated.

CONFIGURATION

The available configuration settings are described below.

save

If set to 0, then the CSS files are generated on-the-fly with every request. If set to 1, the files are generated once and saved, then served as static files later on.

CSS files are saved in the same directory as the Less files, so the system user that the web application is running as must be allowed to write to that directory.

Default: 0

paths

A list of paths to serve CSS files from. Each path is relative to the public directory of the application.

plugins:
  "Preprocess::Less":
    paths:
      - css
      - subdir/css

Default: 'css'

LESS COMPILER

The plugin first checks if the lessc executable is available in the current PATH, and uses it as the preferred Less compiler. If lessc is not found, the plugin tries to use the CSS::LESSp module as the fallback option. If both are not available, the plugin generates an error.

Using lessc is recommended, as the CSS::LESSp module only supports a subset of Less language features.

SEE ALSO

* http://lesscss.org/ - Less website

* CSS::LESSp

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The plugin uses Ivan Drinchev's CSS::LESSp module.

SUPPORT

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at https://github.com/odyniec/p5-Dancer-Plugin-Preprocess-Less/issues. You will be notified automatically of any progress on your issue.

Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.

https://github.com/odyniec/p5-Dancer-Plugin-Preprocess-Less

git clone https://github.com/odyniec/p5-Dancer-Plugin-Preprocess-Less.git

AUTHOR

Michal Wojciechowski <odyniec@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Michal Wojciechowski.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.