[Catalyst] Can't detach from root / create action object

Craig Chant craig at homeloanpartnership.com
Wed Nov 27 16:16:43 GMT 2013

Awesome, thanks for demystifying this for me!

# go to a string path ("/foo/bar/gorch")
    # or action object
    if (blessed($command) && $command->isa('Catalyst::Action')) {
        $action = $command;
    else {
        $action = $self->_invoke_as_path( $c, "$command", \@args );

I'm still at a loss why when I was using the wrong syntax, it was working for SplashScreen, but the same syntax for ComplianceUpdates wasn't!

And I still can't find where in the docs/tutorial any of this is explained? (a section and page number would be helpful!)



-----Original Message-----
From: André Walker [mailto:andre at andrewalker.net]
Sent: 27 November 2013 15:46
To: The elegant MVC web framework
Subject: Re: [Catalyst] Can't detach from root / create action object

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 02:51:23PM +0000, Craig Chant wrote:
> So I assume
> $c->controller('ComplianceUpdate')->action_for('index');
> is returning an action object that is passed to detach.


> However, your example just has a string path '/a/my_action_1' , how is
> that an action object?

It's not :) Catalyst magically converts that for you.

See this:


It either gets an action object, or it translates the path to an object for you.

> Having just tested with:
> $c->detach('/complianceupdates/index');
> is working.
> So the question now is which is better...
> $c->controller('ComplianceUpdate')->action_for('index');
> or
> $c->detach('/complianceupdates/index');
> Pass a string or a pass an object?

I like the string option better. It's cleaner to read. But you should be fine with both.


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