[Catalyst] Why no extra attributes on Private actions?

Paul Makepeace paulm at paulm.com
Mon Aug 17 15:29:17 GMT 2009

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Eden Cardim<edencardim at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Bill Moseley<moseley at hank.org> wrote:
>> I'm just after a bit more flexibility.  Perhaps that limitation could be
>> based on what dispatch types are available (i.e. don't allow Private with
>> any other dispatch types such as Path) which would allow user-defined
>> attributes on Private methods.   Perhaps a better question is if there is
>> any thought about only creating actions if the method has one or more of a
>> defined set of attributes instead of just any attribute?  I'm not clear if
>> the intent is that any method with attributes becomes an action or if only a
>> limited set of attributes should make a method an action.
>> Sorry, I know this is not a very important issues.  At work we have been
>> kicking around some ideas for a new ACL system that uses method attributes
>> and this limiation came up again.  But, it's easy to work around it.
> I don't understand your obsession over :Private. A method tagged with
> :Action, or any other attribute that doesn't make it use one of the
> available dispatch types is effectively *the same thing* as a Private
> action, except it doesn't restrict the use of other attributes, is
> this not what you want? Personally, I've dumped most uses of method

This appears to be a DRY violation, then.

> attributes altogether, in favor of the config-based scheme, except for
> a few cases of chaining, so I'd vouch for dumping :Private as well.
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