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DateTime::Format::Builder::Parser::generic(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation DateTime::Format::Builder::Parser::generic(3pm)

NAME

DateTime::Format::Builder::Parser::generic - Useful routines

VERSION

version 0.82

METHODS

Useful

new

Standard constructor. Returns a blessed hash; any arguments are placed in the hash. This is useful for storing information between methods.

generic_parser

This is a method provided solely for the benefit of "Parser" implementations. It semi-neatly abstracts a lot of the work involved.

Basically, it takes parameters matching the assorted callbacks from the parser declarations and makes a coderef out of it all.

Currently recognized callbacks are:

  • on_match
  • on_fail
  • preprocess
  • postprocess

Methods for subclassing

These are methods you should define when writing your own subclass.

Note: these methods do not exist in this class. There is no point trying to call "$self->SUPER::do_match( ... )".

do_match

"do_match" is the first phase. Arguments are the date and @args. "self", "label", "args". Return value must be defined if you match successfully.

post_match

"post_match" is called after the appropriate callback out of "on_match"/"on_fail" is done. It's passed the date, the return value from "do_match" and the parsing hash.

Its return value is used as the "post" argument to the "postprocess" callback, and as the second argument to "make".

make

"make" takes the original input, the return value from "post_match" and the parsing hash and should return a "DateTime" object or undefined.

Delegations

For use of "Parser", this module also delegates "valid_params" and "params". This is just convenience to save typing the following:

    DateTime::Format::Builder::Parser->valid_params( blah )

Instead we get to type:

    $self->valid_params( blah );
    __PACKAGE__->valid_params( blah );

WRITING A SUBCLASS

Rather than attempt to explain how it all works, I think it's best if you take a look at Regex.pm and Strptime.pm as examples and work from there.

SEE ALSO

"datetime@perl.org" mailing list.

http://datetime.perl.org/

perl, DateTime, DateTime::Format::Builder, DateTime::Format::Builder::Parser.

SUPPORT

Bugs may be submitted at <http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=DateTime-Format-Builder> or via email to bug-datetime-format-builder@rt.cpan.org <mailto:bug-datetime-format-builder@rt.cpan.org>.

I am also usually active on IRC as 'autarch' on "irc://irc.perl.org".

SOURCE

The source code repository for DateTime-Format-Builder can be found at <https://github.com/houseabsolute/DateTime-Format-Builder>.

AUTHORS

  • Dave Rolsky <autarch@urth.org>
  • Iain Truskett

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2019 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)

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

2019-07-22 perl v5.28.1