[Dbix-class] Relationship::Base join-free exception question

Peter Rabbitson rabbit+dbic at rabbit.us
Wed Jul 8 12:56:19 GMT 2015

-- resending as I misdirected my reply to the wrong list --

On 07/07/2015 11:41 PM, Marco Palma wrote:
> I'll be honest, it is not clear to my why, after having read that
> language in the docs, an exception must be thrown.
>   "it may elect to additionally return a simplified
> *optional* join-free" reads to me as if the "join-free" part is
> optional, though the code definitely disagrees.
> The left of my relationship is my post class. Once a row object of this
> class is looked up, I can use it's auto-incrementing PK as the
> object_id, so it does seem to me that the right-side rows have FKs to
> use.  Having commented out the exception, I am able to riff on
> variations of:
>       my @comments = $self->storage
>          ->resultset( 'post' )
>          ->search({ author => 'marcopalma' })
>          ->related_resultset( 'comments' )->all;
> without problem.

Correct, it *is* optional for this case.

It is *not* optional when you invoke new_related: You can not take a 
what is essentially a "black-box condition" and deduce from it 
definitively how to set object fields based on another object.

Perhaps the implementation in the latest versions makes it clearer:

Does this make more sense?

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