Gentlemen, a call to arms!
ian at indecorous.com
Mon Oct 16 19:56:07 BST 2006
Jonathan Rockway wrote:
> I agree that documentation isn't as good as it could be. That's why I'm
> writing a book.
> For now, I do recommend the tutorial; I found it to be quite helpful:
> (It's in my CPAN directory, but I just maintain the CPAN version. The
> tutorial was written by Kennedy Clark.)
I'm fairly sure I went through that. But I think I got bored and wanted
login sessions RIGHT NOW and so skipped bits :( I *did* say that the
problems were probably my fault ;)
> Really, the helpers aren't wizards. They're typing savers. Every
> catalyst app has the same sort of layout, so the helpers set that up for
Mm, although as I recall it was the authentication and session plugin's
helpers that produced a bunch of extra code I couldn't debug.
Part of the problem is, I think, that I don't have a clear grasp of
where things are in a Catalyst app's directory tree, so I find myself
bouncing back and forth between lots of files. If I actually worked
through the tutorial (I did work through Mr Sergeant's tutorial, but
that was mostly because it used my WebService::CIA module and I'm
terribly vain like that) and/or read a book on the topic I'd probably
have a better idea of what was where and why.
As I recall, I couldn't debug because the failure was somewhere down in
the bowels of some package called by a package called by a plugin called
by a different plugin called by Catalyst, and since I didn't have stack
trace I had no idea where to start, and none of the helper-generated
code seemed to fit the bill.
As I say, it's not Catalyst's fault per se, it's just that when I tried
to do something in Catalyst it didn't work and when I tried in
CGI::Application it just worked. I should probably try it again and then
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