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NAME

Text::Spintax - A parser and renderer for spintax formatted text.

VERSION

Version 0.06

SYNOPSIS

    use Text::Spintax;

    my $node = Text::Spintax->new->parse("This {is|was|will be} some {varied|random} text");
    $node->equal_path_weight;
    my $text = $node->render;

DESCRIPTION

Text::Spintax implements a parser and renderer for spintax formatted text. Spintax is a commonly used method for generating "randomized" text. For example,

    This {is|was} a test

would be rendered as

    * This is a test
    * This was a test

Spintax can be nested indefinitely, for example:

    This is nested {{very|quite} deeply|deep}.

would be rendered as

    * This is nested very deeply.
    * This is nested quite deeply.
    * This is nested deep.

The number of possible combinations is easy to calculate, but the proportion of renders has two options. The initial Text::Spintax::RenderNode has weight 1 for all nodes, meaning that for the previous example the probabilities of each render would be

    25% This is nested very deeply.
    25% This is nested quite deeply.
    50% This is nested deep.

If you want every possible outcome to be equally likely, then call equal_path_weight on the Text::Spintax::RenderNode object and you'll get this outcome:

    33% This is nested very deeply.
    33% This is nested quite deeply.
    33% This is nested deep.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

new

   Returns a Text::Spintax object

parse

   Parses the spintax and returns a Text::Spintax::Node that is suitable for rendering.  Returns undef if the spintax couldn't be parsed.

AUTHOR

Dale Evans, <daleevans@github> http://devans.mycanadapayday.com

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-text-spintax at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Text-Spintax. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

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

    perldoc Text::Spintax

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Francois Desarmenien <francois@fdesar.net> for writing Parse::YAPP Philippe Verdret for writing Parse::Lex

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2013 Dale Evans.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the the Artistic License (2.0). You may obtain a copy of the full license at:

http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0

Any use, modification, and distribution of the Standard or Modified Versions is governed by this Artistic License. By using, modifying or distributing the Package, you accept this license. Do not use, modify, or distribute the Package, if you do not accept this license.

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The Parse::Yapp module and its related modules and shell scripts are copyright (c) 1998-2001 Francois Desarmenien, France. All rights reserved.

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