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LaTeXML::Common::Locator(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation LaTeXML::Common::Locator(3pm)

NAME

"LaTeXML::Common::Locator" - represents a reference to a point or range in the source file.

DESCRIPTION

"LaTeXML::Common::Locator" contains a reference to a point or range within a source file. This data structure is intended to be used both programtically (for "source references") and to display error messages to the user.

It extends LaTeXML::Common::Object.

Locator Creation

"$locator = LaTeXML::Common::Locator->new($source, $fromLine, $fromCol, $toLine, $toCol);"
Creates a new locator. $source should be a string containing the full path of the source file, an empty string in case of a literal string, or undef in case of an anonymous string. $fromLine and $fromCol should be integers containing the line and column numbers of the start of the range in the source file, or undef if unknown. $toLine and $toCol should be the integers containing the line and column numbers of the end of the range, or undef if a point is being refered to.
"$locator = LaTeXML::Common::Locator->newRange($from, $to);"
Creates a new locator, starting at the locator $from and ending at the locator $to. Either locator may be undef, in which case the other one is returned.

Methods

"$str = $locator->toString;"
Turns this locator into a short string for output in user messages.
"$str = $locator->stringify;"
Turns this locator into a long string, including the full filename of the input.
"$attr = $locator->toAttribute;"
Turns this locator into an XPointer expression, for usage within an XML attribute.
"$isRange = $locator->isRange;"
Checks if this locator points to a range or a point.
"$source = $locator->getShortSource($stringSource);"
Gets a short string refering to the source of this locator. $stringSource will be used if the source refers to an anonymous or literal string input.
"$from = $locator->getFromLocator;"
Gets a locator pointing to the first point in the range of this locator. Works for both point and range locators.
"$from = $locator->getToLocator;"
Gets a locator pointing to the last point in the range of this locator. Does not work for point locators.

AUTHOR

Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov> Tom Wiesing <tom.wiesing@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT

Public domain software, produced as part of work done by the United States Government & not subject to copyright in the US.
2020-02-18 perl v5.30.0