- SEE ALSO
String::Mutate - extensible chaining of string modifiers
use String::Mutate; # Create base object with a string slot and some useful # string modifiers. my $proto = String::Mutate->proto; $proto->string # "Hello, World" # Hello, World. It's me Bob $proto->m_append(". It's me Bob"); # Biff!Hello, World. It's me Bob $proto->m_prepend("Biff!"); # Biff!--Hello, World. It's me Bob $proto->m_insert("--", 4); # Insert yuy at some_random_place into the string $proto->m_rand_insert("yuy"); # Insert $number junk chars at some_random_place into the string $proto->string('reset to clean string'); my $number=4; $proto->m_chunk_of_junk($number); # res()`*et to clean string
There comes a time in every data munger's career when he needs to muck up the data. This module is designed to make it easy to code up your own special wecial, tasty-wasty string mucker-uppers. It comes with the mucker-uppers you saw in the SYNOPSIS. But you are dealing with a Class::Prototyped object, so you can extend the beskimmers out of it if you so please.
And now.... method chaining!
Well, the SYNOPSIS told all. But let's say what we just said again.
First you construct your prototype object:
my $proto = String::Mutate->proto;
Then you call any of the
m_* methods which will then mutate
$proto->string and leave the results in same. So without further adieu, here are the pre-packaged string mutators
Usage : $proto->m_append('some text to append'); Purpose : Append text to $proto->string Argument : the text to append.
Usage : $proto->m_prepend('some text to PREpend'); Purpose : Prepend text to $proto->string Argument : the text to Prepend.
Usage : $proto->m_insert('insertiontext', $after_what_char); Purpose : put insertion text into string after a certain char Returns : nothing. this is OOP you know. Argument : 1 - the text to insert 2 - the 1-offset position to insert at
Usage : $proto->m_rand_insert('text'); Purpose : put insertion text into string at some random place Returns : nothing. this is OOP you know. Argument : 1- the text to insert at some random place in the string. When is someone going to write something to automatically generate this assinine butt-obvious documentation from my fresh, crispy clean with no caffeine source code?! sounds like a good master's project for some AI weenie.
Usage : $proto->m_chunk_of_junk($chunk_size) Purpose : put a string of junk chars of length $chunk_size into string at some random place Returns : nothing. this is OOP you know. Argument : How long you want the chunk of junk to be. Actually it isnt how long you *want* it to be. It is how long it will be whether you want it that way or not. Computers are like that. Stubborn lil suckers. Fast, useful, but not so obliging.
There are rougly 3,562,803 bugs in this code.
Terrence M. Brannon CPAN ID: TBONE metaperl.org computation firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.metaperl.org
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