FFI::Build::File::Base - Base class for File::Build files
Create your own file class
package FFI::Build::File::Foo; use parent qw( FFI::Build::File::Base ); use constant default_suffix => '.foo'; use constant default_encoding => ':utf8';
# use an existing file in the filesystem my $file = FFI::Build::File::Foo->new('src/myfile.foo'); # generate a temp file with provided content # file will be deletd when $file falls out of scope. my $file = FFI::Build::File::Foo->new(\'content for a temp foo');
This class is the base class for other
my $file = FFI::Build::File::Base->new(\$content, %options); my $file = FFI::Build::File::Base->new($filename, %options);
Create a new instance of the file class. You may provide either the content of the file as a scalar reference, or the path to an existing filename. Options:
The base name for any temporary file
ffi_build_ by default.
The FFI::Build instance to use.
The directory to store any temporary file.
The FFI::Build::Platform instance to use.
my $suffix = $file->default_suffix;
MUST be overridden in the subclass. This is the standard extension for the file type.
.c for a C file,
.obj for an object file depending on platform. etc.
my $encoding = $file->default_encoding;
MUST be overridden in the subclass. This is the passed to
binmode when the file is opened for reading or writing.
my @suffix_list = $file->accept_suffix;
Returns a list of regexes that recognize the file type.
my $path = $file->path;
The full or relative path to the file.
my $basename = $file->basename;
The base filename part of the path.
my $dir = $file->dirname;
The directory part of the path.
my $bool = $file->is_temp;
Returns true if the file is temporary, that is, it will be deleted when the file object falls out of scope. You can call
keep, to keep the file.
my $platform = $file->platform;
The FFI::Build::Platform instance used for this file object.
my $build = $file->build;
The FFI::Build instance used for this file object, if any.
my $path = $file->native;
Returns the operating system native version of the filename path. On Windows, this means that forward slash
\ is used instead of backslash
my $content = $file->slurp;
Returns the content of the file.
Turns off the temporary flag on the file object, meaning it will not automatically be deleted when the file object is deallocated or falls out of scope.
Builds the file into its natural output type, usually an object file. It returns a new file instance, or if the file is an object file then it returns empty list.
If implemented the file in question can directly create a shared or dynamic library without needing a link step. This is useful for languages that have their own build systems.
my $bool = $file->needs_rebuild
Author: Graham Ollis <email@example.com>
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