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Random notes:
no link to Intro from the main POD
complicated synopsis is not a proper introduction
V::C second synopsis block is broken
shortened function names in synopsis are bad
don't tell me what V::C is not, tell me what it is
'fld' creates "attr(s) w/rules", 'has' is "just an attr", why two words?
 
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At this point I still don't know how to do anything useful with one-liner, and have no idea which part of code does the actual validation.
I tried this:
perl -E 'package X; use Data::Dumper; use Validation::Class; field foo => { required => 1, min_length => 2 }; X->new(foo => 5)'
and it does nothing
I'm probably cargo-culting and don't get something trivial...
Oh well, I guess I should read the whole KEYWORDS section now or Intro.
 
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Re-read SYNOPSIS once again. Trying to understand why it's so confusing.
Here's what I see in it:
- you create fields (I assume it's something like Mo* attributes)
- you pass the list of attribute name/values in constructor
But I tried to do the one-liner above and found that:
1) new() parameters are not stored anywhere
2) and they are not validated
3) maybe they're just for 'mth create', but then why are they constructor's parameters?
 
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Nope, it's just the broken synopsis.
I tried to run it with name => 'f' and it does nothing, even though there's 'min_length => 2' in name's declaration.
(30 minutes since I started)
 
Finally reading Intro.
"Recently I've been experimenting with using Validation::Class to provide a..." is not a good start.
Does this sentence explain the main use-case of validation, or some exotic non-standard use-case?
 
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"Die On Your Own Terms" could explain why I don't get any errors, but it still doesn't explain why X is empty.
It must be something else.
 
"A Reasonably Realistic Example" looks like it would work, but I'm too lazy to copy-paste it into 4 different files to check.
Looks like I must have several classes and use this $app->class(...) method to get it working. Or do I?
Too much magic :(
 
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Oh.
Finally.
perl -E 'package X; use Data::Dumper; use Validation::Class; field foo => { required => 1, min_length => 2 }; method check => { input => [qw/ foo /], using => sub {} }; my $x = X->new(foo => "aa"); $x->ignore_failure(0); $x->report_failure(1); say $x->foo'
aa
Dumper($x) is empty because it's inside-out.
It doesn't validate 'foo' in constructor at all, but if I call '->check', it DTRT.
At this point (almost an hour after I started) I'm beginning to understand "how" but don't get the "why". It looks like Moose's attributes with type constraints, but with optional/configurable error handling (I see how this is useful) and without validating in the constructor (WTF?)

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