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NAME
Math::Inequalities::Parser - Minimum and maximum values allowed by an
inequality.
SYNOPSIS
use Math::Inequalities::Parser;
my ($min, $max) = parse_inequality( ' 10 < n < 20 ' );
# $min = 11
# $max = 19
DESCRIPTION
Tiny library for parsing integer maximum and minimum out when given an
arbitrary inequality.
Because getting this simple thing right was far harder than it looked,
and I never want to have to think about it again.
FUNCTIONS
parse_inequality
Parses an inequality string and returns a list of two values, the
minimum and the maxium value that string will allow.
TYPES OF INEQUALITY
VALUE
The simplest type, a single value, e.g. "42 = Min 42, Max 42".
n < VALUE
Maximum is VALUE - 1, Minimum is undefined, e.g. "n < 42 = Min undef,
Max 41".
n > VALUE
Minimum is VALUE +1, Maximum is undefined, e.g. "n > 42 = Min 43, Max
undef".
n <= VALUE
Maximum is VALUE, Minimum is undefined, e.g. "n < 42 = Min undef, Max
42".
n >= VALUE
Minimum is VALUE, Maximum is undefined, e.g. "n > 42 = Min 42, Max
undef".
Cases with VALUE, followed by N.
Handled as above, but with minimum and maximum reversed as expected.
VALUE1 < n < VALUE2
Minimum is VALUE1 + 1, maximum is VALUE2 - 1, e.g "42 < n < 200 = Min
43, Max 199".
BUGS
Does not handle "VALUE1 <= n <= VALUE2" or similar. Patches welcome.
Does not complain at impossible "<VALUE1 < n < VALUE 2 "> combinations
(e.g. "5 < n < 4") which result in a higher minumum than the maxiumum.
Patches welcome.
Does not work with negative numbers. Patches welcome.
Always uses "n" as the number identifier, this should be configureable
at import time.
Uses Exporter (should use Sub::Exporter)
DOES NOT work with floating point numbers. I consider this a feature.
AUTHORS
Tomas Doran (t0m) "<bobtfish@bobtfish.net>"
Dave Lambley
COPYRIGHT & LICENSE
Copyright 2011 the above author(s).
This sofware is free software, and is licensed under the same terms as
perl itself.
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