[Catalyst] sub-modules for model

will trillich will.trillich at serensoft.com
Wed Dec 19 17:53:32 GMT 2012

Spent a bit of time googlilng this and apparnelty I'm not searching very
effectively today...

Short version:

What's best-practices to get model library sub-modules hooked in to the
main model?

Long version:

*catalyst.pl Thingy*
*cd Thingy*
*script/thingy_create.pl model DB DBIC::Schema \*
*   Thingy::Schema::DB create=3Dstatic dbi:mysql:thingy \
*   dbuser dbpasswd*

So now we have lib/Thingy/Model/DB like so:

*package Thingy::Model::DB;*
*use strict;*
*use base 'Catalyst::Model::DBIC::Schema';*
*    schema_class =3D> 'Thingy::Schema::DB',*
*   *
*    connect_info =3D> {*
*        dsn =3D> 'dbi:mysql:thingy',*
*        user =3D> 'dbuser',*
*        password =3D> 'dbpasswd',*
*    }*

This is a top-level module. Instead of a monolithic mess with all possible
library routines in one package, we want to modularize sub-functions into,


Do we have those sub-modules "use" the top-level Thingy::Model::DB? Do we
have Thingy::Model::DB use the sub-modules?

Do we have the sub-modules "use base 'Catalyst::Model::DBIC::Schema'"? Or
can they just "extends 'Catalyst::Model'" and if so how do they hook in
with $c?

Is there an elegant way to have all the sub-module models use the same DB
config as the top model?


What's the best practice for getting separate modules to work as models in
the MVC universe?

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