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NAME ^

Tree::Simple::Visitor::ToNestedArray - A Visitor for creating nested array trees from Tree::Simple objects.

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Tree::Simple::Visitor::ToNestedArray;

  my $visitor = Tree::Simple::Visitor::ToNestedArray->new();

  # given this Tree::Simple tree
  my $tree = Tree::Simple->new("Root")
                ->addChildren(
                    Tree::Simple->new("Child1")
                        ->addChildren(
                            Tree::Simple->new("GrandChild1"),                
                            Tree::Simple->new("GrandChild2")
                        ),
                    Tree::Simple->new("Child2"),
                );  

  # include the trunk (Root)
  $visitor->includeTrunk(1);
  
  # visit the tree
  $tree->accept($visitor);

  my $array_tree = $visitor->getResults();
  # this then creates the equivalent nested array tree:
  # [  
  # 'Root', [ 
  #     'Child1', [
  #             'GrandChild1',
  #             'GrandChild2'
  #             ],
  #     'Child2'
  #     ]
  # ]
  
  # if you don't include the trunk (Root) then ...
  $tree->accept($visitor);

  my $array_tree = $visitor->getResults();
  # this then creates the following nested array tree:  
  # [ 
  #   'Child1', [
  #           'GrandChild1',
  #           'GrandChild2'
  #           ],
  #   'Child2'
  # ]

DESCRIPTION ^

Given a tree constructed from a Tree::Simple heirarchy, this Visitor will create the equivalent tree of nested arrays.

METHODS ^

new

There are no arguments to the constructor the object will be in its default state. You can use the setNodeFilter and includTrunk methods to customize its behavior.

includTrunk ($boolean)

Setting the $boolean value to true (1) will cause the node value of the tree's root to be included in the nested array output, setting it to false will do the opposite.

setNodeFilter ($filter_function)

This method accepts a CODE reference as its $filter_function argument and throws an exception if it is not a code reference. This code reference is used to filter the tree nodes as they are placed into the array tree. The $filter_function is passed a Tree::Simple object, and is expected to return the value desired for inclusion into the array tree.

visit ($tree)

This is the method that is used by Tree::Simple's accept method. It can also be used on its own, it requires the $tree argument to be a Tree::Simple object (or derived from a Tree::Simple object), and will throw and exception otherwise.

getResults

This method will return the array tree constructed.

BUGS ^

None that I am aware of. Of course, if you find a bug, let me know, and I will be sure to fix it.

CODE COVERAGE ^

See the CODE COVERAGE section in Tree::Simple::VisitorFactory for more inforamtion.

SEE ALSO ^

These Visitor classes are all subclasses of Tree::Simple::Visitor, which can be found in the Tree::Simple module, you should refer to that module for more information.

AUTHOR ^

stevan little, <stevan@iinteractive.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright 2004, 2005 by Infinity Interactive, Inc.

http://www.iinteractive.com

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

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