PPI::Token::Regexp - Regular expression abstract base class
PPI::Token::Regexp isa PPI::Token isa PPI::Element
PPI::Token::Regexp class is never instantiated, and simply
provides a common abstract base class for the three regular expression
classes. These being:
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
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 the Regexp manpage objects.
The following methods are inherited by this class' offspring:
get_match_string method returns the portion of the regexp that
performs the match.
get_substitute_string method returns the portion of the regexp
that is substituted for the match, if any. If the regexp does not
undef is returned.
get_modifiers method returns the modifiers of the regexp.
get_delimiters method returns the delimiters of the regexp as
an array. The first element is the delimiters of the match string, and
the second element (if any) is the delimiters of the substitute string
See the support section in the main module.
Adam Kennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2001 - 2011 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.