[%# # IMPORTANT NOTE # This documentation is generated automatically from source # templates. Any changes you make here may be lost. # # The 'docsrc' documentation source bundle is available for download # from http://www.template-toolkit.org/docs.html and contains all # the source templates, XML files, scripts, etc., from which the # documentation for the Template Toolkit is built. -%] [% META book = 'Modules' page = 'Namespace_Constants' %] [% WRAPPER toc; PROCESS tocitem title ="SYNOPSIS" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="DESCRIPTION" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="PUBLIC METHODS" subs = [ "new(\\%constants)", "ident(\\@ident)" ]; PROCESS tocitem title ="AUTHOR" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="VERSION" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="COPYRIGHT" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="SEE ALSO" subs = []; END %] [% WRAPPER section title="SYNOPSIS" -%]
    # easy way to define constants
    use Template;
    my $tt = Template->new({
	CONSTANTS => {
	    pi => 3.14,
	    e  => 2.718,
	},
    });
    # nitty-gritty, hands-dirty way
    use Template::Namespace::Constants;
    my $tt = Template->new({
	NAMESPACE => {
	    constants => Template::Namespace::Constants->new({
		pi => 3.14,
	        e  => 2.718,
            },
	},
    });
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The Template::Namespace::Constants module implements a namespace handler which is plugged into the Template::Directive compiler module. This then performs compile time constant folding of variables in a particular namespace.

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The new() constructor method creates and returns a reference to a new Template::Namespace::Constants object. This creates an internal stash to store the constant variable definitions passed as arguments.

    my $handler = Template::Namespace::Constants->new({
	pi => 3.14,
	e  => 2.718,
    });
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Method called to resolve a variable identifier into a compiled form. In this case, the method fetches the corresponding constant value from its internal stash and returns it.

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Andy Wardley <abw@wardley.org>

[% ttlink('http://wardley.org/', 'http://wardley.org/') -%]

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1.27, distributed as part of the Template Toolkit version 2.19, released on 27 April 2007.

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  Copyright (C) 1996-2007 Andy Wardley.  All Rights Reserved.

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

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[% ttlink('Template::Directive', 'Template::Directive') -%]

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