Kent Fredric │‫3﹪🔋

NAME

GraphViz2::Abstract::Edge - Deal with edges independent of a Graph

VERSION

version 0.002000

SYNOPSIS

    use GraphViz2::Abstract::Edge;

    my $edge = GraphViz2::Abstract::Edge->new(
            color =>  ... ,
            id    =>  ... ,
            label =>  ... ,
    );

    # Mutate $edge

    $edge->label("Asdft");

    my $fillcolor = $edge->fillcolor(); # Knows that the fill color is light grey despite never setting it.

    # Later:

    $graph->add_edge(from => a => to => b => %{ $edge->as_hash }); # Adds only the data that is not the same as GraphViz's defaults
    $graph->add_edge(from => a => to => b => %{ $edge->as_canon_hash }); # Adds all the data, including hardcoded defaults

DESCRIPTION

Working with GraphViz2, I found myself frequently needing shared styles for things, and I often had trouble knowing which fields were and weren't valid for given things, for instance: Edges.

Its reasonably straight forward to ask the question "What is the attribute foo applicable to" using the GraphViz website, but much harder to know "What are all the attributes applicable to foo".

Let alone work with them in a user friendly way from code.

Naming Rationale

I tried to choose a name that was not so likely to threaten GraphViz2 if GraphViz2 wanted to make a different variation of what I'm doing, but as part of GraphViz2 itself.

As such, I plan on a few ::Abstract things, that aim to be stepping stones for dealing with complex data independent of GraphViz2, but in such a way that they make importing that data into GraphViz2 easy.

METHODS

as_hash

This method returns all the values of all properties that DIFFER from the defaults.

e.g.

    Edge->new( color => 'black' )->as_hash();

Will return an empty list, as the default color is normally black.

See also how special constants work in

as_canon_hash

This method returns all the values of all properties, INCLUDING defaults.

e.g.

    Edge->new( color => 'black' )->as_canon_hash();

Will return a very large list containing all the properties that we know the default values for.

See also how special constants work in

ATTRIBUTES

URL

Default: none

arrowhead

Default: 'normal'

arrowsize

Default: 0.0

arrowtail

Default: 'normal'

color

Default: 'black'

colorscheme

Default: ""

comment

Default: ""

constraint

Default: true

decorate

Default: false

dir

Default: unknown

edgeURL

Default: ""

edgehref

Default: ""

edgetarget

Default: none

edgetooltip

Default: ""

fillcolor

Default: unknown

fontcolor

Default: 'black'

fontname

Default: 'Times-Roman'

fontsize

Default: 14.0

headURL

Default: ""

head_lp

Default: unknown

headclip

Default: true

headhref

Default: ""

headlabel

Default: ""

headport

Default: 'center'

headtarget

Default: none

headtooltip

Default: ""

href

Default: ""

id

Default: ""

label

Default: ""

labelURL

Default: ""

labelangle

Default: -25.0

labeldistance

Default: 1.0

labelfloat

Default: false

labelfontcolor

Default: 'black'

labelfontname

Default: 'Times-Roman'

labelfontsize

Default: 14.0

labelhref

Default: ""

labeltarget

Default: none

labeltooltip

Default: ""

layer

Default: ""

len

Default: unknown

Reason: back-end dependent

Default: ""

lp

Default: unknown

ltail

Default: ""

minlen

Default: 1

nojustify

Default: false

penwidth

Default: 1.0

pos

Default: unknown

samehead

Default: ""

sametail

Default: ""

showboxes

Default: 0

style

Default: ""

tailURL

Default: ""

tail_lp

Default: unknown

tailclip

Default: true

tailhref

Default: ""

taillabel

Default: ""

tailport

Default: 'center'

tailtarget

Default: none

tailtooltip

Default: ""

target

Default: none

tooltip

Default: ""

weight

Default: 1

xlabel

Default: ""

xlp

Default: unknown

AUTHOR

Kent Fredric <kentfredric@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Kent Fredric <kentfredric@gmail.com>.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.