Johan Lodin

NAME

List::Extract - grep and splice combined

SYNOPSIS

    use List::Extract 'extract';

    my @keywords = qw/
         foo
        !bar
         baz
    /;

    my @exclude = extract { s/^!// } @keywords;

    print "Keywords: @keywords\n";
    print "Exclude: @exclude\n";

    __END__
    Keywords: foo baz
    Exclude: bar

DESCRIPTION

List::Extract exports a grep-like routine called extract that both returns and extracts the elements that tests true. It's grep and splice combined.

EXPORTED FUNCTIONS

Nothing is exported by default. The :ALL tag exports everything that can be exported.

$count = extract BLOCK ARRAY
@extracted = extract BLOCK ARRAY

Removes the elements from array for which BLOCK returns true. In list context the elements are returned in original order. In scalar context the number of removed elements is returned.

In BLOCK the elements in ARRAY will be accessible through $_. Modifications to $_ will be preserved in the returned list, but discarded for elements left in the array.

AUTHOR

Johan Lodin <lodin@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2007-2008 Johan Lodin. All rights reserved.

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

SEE ALSO

List::Part