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Steven Haryanto


Language::Expr::Compiler::Perl - Compile Language::Expr expression to Perl


version 0.21


 use Language::Expr::Compiler::Perl;
 my $plc = Language::Expr::Compiler::Perl->new;
 print $plc->perl('1 ^^ 2'); # prints '1 xor 2'


Compiles Language::Expr expression to Perl code. Some notes:

  • Emitted Perl code version

    Emitted Perl code requires Perl 5.10 (it uses 5.10's "//" defined-or operator) and also the boolean module (it uses 'true' and 'false' objects).

  • Perliness

    The emitted Perl code will follow Perl's notion of true and false, e.g. the expression '"" || "0" || 2' will result to 2 since Perl thinks that "" and "0" are false. It is also weakly typed like Perl, i.e. allows '1 + "2"' to become 3.

  • Variables by default simply use Perl variables.

    E.g. $a becomes $a, and so on. Be careful not to make variables which are invalid in Perl, e.g. $.. or ${foo/bar} (but ${foo::bar} is okay because it translates to $foo::bar).

    You can customize this behaviour by subclassing rule_var() or by providing a hook_var() (see documentation in Language::Expr::Compiler::Base).

  • Functions by default simply use Perl functions.

    Unless those specified in func_mapping. For example, if $compiler->func_mapping->{foo} = "Foo::do_it", then the expression 'foo(1)' will be compiled into 'Foo::do_it(1)'.

    You can customize this behaviour by subclassing rule_func() or by providing a hook_func() (see documentation in Language::Expr::Compiler::Base).


perl($expr) => $perl_code

Convert Language::Expr expression into Perl code. Dies if there is syntax error in expression.


Steven Haryanto <stevenharyanto@gmail.com>


This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Steven Haryanto.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.