NAME

PPI::Token::Regexp - Regular expression abstract base class

INHERITANCE

  PPI::Token::Regexp
  isa PPI::Token
      isa PPI::Element

DESCRIPTION

The PPI::Token::Regexp class is never instantiated, and simply provides a common abstract base class for the three regular expression classes. These being:

m// - PPI::Token::Regexp::Match
s/// - PPI::Token::Regexp::Substitute
tr/// - PPI::Token::Regexp::Transliterate

The names are hopefully obvious enough not to have to explain what each class is. See their pages for more details.

To save some confusion, it's worth pointing out here that qr// is not a regular expression (which PPI takes to mean something that will actually examine or modify a string), but rather a quote-like operator that acts as a constructor for compiled Regexp objects.

SUPPORT

See the support section in the main module.

AUTHOR

Adam Kennedy <adamk@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2001 - 2006 Adam Kennedy.

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

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.