++ed by:
Merten Falk

NAME

Regexp::RegGrp - Groups a regular expressions collection

VERSION

Version 1.002

DESCRIPTION

Groups regular expressions to one regular expression

SYNOPSIS

    use Regexp::RegGrp;

    my $reggrp = Regexp::RegGrp->new(
        {
            reggrp          => [
                {
                    regexp => '%name%',
                    replacement => 'John Doe',
                    modifier    => $modifier
                },
                {
                    regexp => '%company%',
                    replacement => 'ACME',
                    modifier    => $modifier
                }
            ],
            restore_pattern => $restore_pattern
        }
    );

    $reggrp->exec( \$scalar );

To return a scalar without changing the input simply use (e.g. example 2):

    my $ret = $reggrp->exec( \$scalar );

The first argument must be a hashref. The keys are:

reggrp (required)

Arrayref of hashrefs. The keys of each hashref are:

regexp (required)

A regular expression

replacement (optional)

Scalar or sub.

A replacement for the regular expression match. If not set, nothing will be replaced except "store" is set. In this case the match is replaced by something like sprintf("\x01%d\x01", $idx) where $idx is the index of the stored element in the store_data arrayref. If "store" is set the default is:

    sub {
        return sprintf( "\x01%d\x01", $_[0]->{store_index} );
    }

If a custom restore_pattern is passed to to constructor you MUST also define a replacement. Otherwise it is undefined.

If you define a subroutine as replacement an hashref is passed to this subroutine. This hashref has four keys:

match

Scalar. The match of the regular expression.

submatches

Arrayref of submatches.

store_index

The next index. You need this if you want to create a placeholder and store the replacement in the $self->{store_data} arrayref.

opts

Hashref of custom options.

modifier (optional)

Scalar. The default is 'sm'.

store (optional)

Scalar or sub. If you define a subroutine an hashref is passed to this subroutine. This hashref has three keys:

match

Scalar. The match of the regular expression.

submatches

Arrayref of submatches.

opts

Hashref of custom options.

A replacement for the regular expression match. It will not replace the match directly. The replacement will be stored in the $self->{store_data} arrayref. The placeholders in the text can easily be rereplaced with the restore_stored method later.

restore_pattern (optional)

Scalar or Regexp object. The default restore pattern is

    qr~\x01(\d+)\x01~

This means, if you use the restore_stored method it is looking for \x010\x01, \x011\x01, ... and replaces the matches with $self->{store_data}->[0], $self->{store_data}->[1], ...

EXAMPLES

Example 1

Common usage.

    #!/usr/bin/perl

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use Regexp::RegGrp;

    my $reggrp = Regexp::RegGrp->new(
        {
            reggrp          => [
                {
                    regexp => '%name%',
                    replacement => 'John Doe'
                },
                {
                    regexp => '%company%',
                    replacement => 'ACME'
                }
            ]
        }
    );

    open( INFILE, 'unprocessed.txt' );
    open( OUTFILE, '>processed.txt' );

    my $txt = join( '', <INFILE> );

    $reggrp->exec( \$txt );

    print OUTFILE $txt;
    close(INFILE);
    close(OUTFILE);
Example 2

A scalar is requested by the context. The input will remain unchanged.

    #!/usr/bin/perl

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use Regexp::RegGrp;

    my $reggrp = Regexp::RegGrp->new(
        {
            reggrp          => [
                {
                    regexp => '%name%',
                    replacement => 'John Doe'
                },
                {
                    regexp => '%company%',
                    replacement => 'ACME'
                }
            ]
        }
    );

    open( INFILE, 'unprocessed.txt' );
    open( OUTFILE, '>processed.txt' );

    my $unprocessed = join( '', <INFILE> );

    my $processed = $reggrp->exec( \$unprocessed );

    print OUTFILE $processed;
    close(INFILE);
    close(OUTFILE);

AUTHOR

Merten Falk, <nevesenin at cpan.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at http://github.com/nevesenin/regexp-reggrp-perl/issues.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

perldoc Regexp::RegGrp

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2010, 2011 Merten Falk, all rights reserved.

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




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