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Bug#470826: ITP: libmethod-alias-perl -- create method aliases

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Niko Tyni <ntyni@debian.org>

* Package name    : libmethod-alias-perl
  Version         : 1.03
  Upstream Author : Adam Kennedy <cpan@ali.as>
* URL             : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Method-Alias/
* License         : GPL-1+ | Artistic
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Create method aliases

The traditional way to create a method alias (provide an alternate
name for a method) is simply a GLOB alias.  While this works fine for
functions, it does not work for methods overloaded by a subclass.
Instead, Method::Alias creates a number of methods in the caller's
package to call the real method. It is designed to be used as a pragma,
to which you provide a set of pairs of method names.

(This is needed for the current upstream version of libtest-tap-model-perl.
 It will be maintained by the Debian Perl Group.)
Niko Tyni   ntyni@debian.org

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