class X::Attribute::Required

Compilation error due to not declaring an attribute with the is required trait

class X::Attribute::NoPackage does X::MOP { }

Compile time error thrown when a required attribute is not assigned when creating an object.

For example

my class Uses-required {
    has $.req is required
};
my $object = Uses-required.new()

Dies with

OUTPUT: «(exit code 1The attribute '$!req' is requiredbut you did not provide a value for it.␤»

Methods

method name

method name(--> Str:D)

Returns the name of the attribute

method why

method why(--> Str:D)

Returns the reason why that attribute is required, and it will be included in the message if provided. That reason is taken directly from the is required trait.

my class Uses-required {
    has $.req is required("because yes")
};
my $object = Uses-required.new();                                  │
# OUTPUT: 
# «(exit code 1) The attribute '$!req' is required because because yes,␤ 
# but you did not provide a value for it.␤»