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Re: Changing every subroutine in many perl scripts

by toolic (Chancellor)
on Jul 24, 2012 at 15:07 UTC ( #983434=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Changing every subroutine in many perl scripts

PPI - Parse, Analyze and Manipulate Perl (without perl)

Here is an example which can get you started: How can I write a Perl script to extract the source code of each subroutine in a Perl package?


Comment on Re: Changing every subroutine in many perl scripts
Re^2: Changing every subroutine in many perl scripts
by nitin1704 (Sexton) on Jul 25, 2012 at 02:43 UTC
    Should I use PPI::Transform to edit the subroutines?

    From the CPAN page, I got that I could do something like this:

    my $transform = PPI::Transform->new( param1 => 'value1', param2 => 'value2', ); # Change a file in place $transform->file( 'Change.pm' );

    But I don't understand what are the params and values when creating the new transform object.

      Okay, I got it now, after going through the CPAN documentation a bit more.

      use strict; use warnings; use PPI; my $file = '/path/to/perl/script.pl'; my $Document = PPI::Document->new($file) or die "oops"; for my $sub ( @{ $Document->find('PPI::Statement::Sub') || [] } ) { unless ( $sub->forward ) { my @elements = $sub->children; for ( my $i = 0 ; $i < @elements ; $i++ ) { if ( ref $elements[$i] eq "PPI::Structure::Block" ) { $elements[$i]->start->add_content("my mars code"); } } } } $Document->save($file.".new");

        The loop would be better written:

        for my $sub (@{$Document->find('PPI::Statement::Sub') || []}) { next if $sub->forward; for my $child ($sub->children) { if (ref $child eq "PPI::Structure::Block") { $child->start->add_content("my mars code"); } } }

        The next if ... saves a level of indentation and is easier to understand (at least for me) than an unless.

        Using a Perl style for loop in place of the C style for loop is easier to read, easier to understand, more compact and much less likely to get wrong.

        True laziness is hard work

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