Net::DBus::Annotation(3) annotations for changing behaviour of APIs


use Net::DBus::Annotation qw(:call);
my $object = $service->get_object("/org/example/systemMonitor");
# Block until processes are listed
my $processes = $object->list_processes("someuser");
# Just throw away list of processes, pretty pointless
# in this example, but useful if the method doesn't have
# a return value
$object->list_processes(dbus_call_noreply, "someuser");
# List processes & get on with other work until
# the list is returned.
my $asyncreply = $object->list_processes(dbus_call_async, "someuser");
... some time later...
my $processes = $asyncreply->get_data;
# List processes, with a shorter 10 second timeout, instead of
# the default 60 seconds
my $object->list_processes(dbus_call_timeout, 10 * 1000, "someuser");


This module provides a number of annotations which will be useful when dealing with the DBus APIs. There are annotations for switching remote calls between sync, async and no-reply mode. More annotations may be added over time.


Requests that a method call be performed synchronously, waiting for the reply or error return to be received before continuing.
Requests that a method call be performed a-synchronously, returning a pending call object, which will collect the reply when it eventually arrives.
Requests that a method call be performed a-synchronously, discarding any possible reply or error message.
Indicates that the next parameter for the method call will specify the time to wait for a reply in milliseconds. If omitted, then the default timeout for the object will be used


Daniel Berrange <[email protected]>


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