[Catalyst] RESTful perl implementations...

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Tue Sep 26 16:44:33 CEST 2006

Garrett Goebel wrote:
> I'm sure this is too late to be useful. But here is my subclassed  
> Catalyst::Action to implemented RESTful request method based  
> dispatching. [I've been working on this in my free time. Which I have  
> precious little of lately. My apologies.]
> The references to $c->request->path_parameters are to support RoR  
> style processing of urls (foo.com/person;create) where  
> Catalyst::Dispatcher->perpare_action is overridden to match url paths  
> separate from path parameters and file extensions.
> I also override Catalyst::Dispatcher->setup_actions to change the  
> default method_action_class to my subclass of Catalyst::Action. I was  
> surprised that default method_action_class and action_container_class  
> appear to be hard coded...

These shouldn't need to be altered - the action class for dispatchable actions 
can be applied via :ActionClass or for an entire controller via classdata.

method_action_class is -only- for ->forward(qw/Comp::Class methodname/) and 
can easily be overridden by setting the appropriate accessor after 
setup_dispatcher, so I don't really see it as hard coding.

If you'd like to be able to pass parameters like that to the ->new call when 
the dispatcher is instantiated, a patch and tests to get that from 
->config->{dispatcher} on the app would be happily applied.

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