MooseX::FollowPBP(3) Name your accessors get_foo() and set_foo()


version 0.05


use Moose;
use MooseX::FollowPBP;
# make some attributes


This module does not provide any methods. Simply loading it changes the default naming policy for the loading class so that accessors are separated into get and set methods. The get methods are prefixed with ``get_'' as the accessor, while set methods are prefixed with ``set_''. This is the naming style recommended by Damian Conway in Perl Best Practices.

If you define an attribute with a leading underscore, then both the get and set method will also have an underscore prefix.

If you explicitly set a ``reader'' or ``writer'' name when creating an attribute, then that attribute's naming scheme is left unchanged.


Prior to version 1.9900 of Moose, attributes added to a class ended up with that class's attribute traits. That means that if your class used "MooseX::FollowPBP", any attributes provided by roles you consumed had the semi-affordance style of accessor.

As of Moose 1.9900, that is no longer the case. Attributes provided by roles no longer acquire the consuming class's attribute traits. However, with Moose 1.9900+, you can now use "MooseX::FollowPBP" directly in roles. Attributes defined by that role will have semi-affordance style accessors, regardless of what attribute traits the consuming class has.


Please report any bugs or feature requests to "[email protected]", or through the web interface at <>. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


Dave Rolsky <[email protected]>


This software is Copyright (c) 2011 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)