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Re: Compare CODE

by Athanasius (Prior)
on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:44 UTC ( #1008282=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Compare CODE

I think you pretty much answered your own question: B::Deparse seems to do just what you want:

#! perl use Modern::Perl; my ($foo, $bar, $baz, $mul, $op1, $op2); my $cr1 = sub { $foo = $bar * $baz; }; my $cr2 = sub { $foo = $bar * $baz; # Note whitespace differences }; my $cr3 = sub { $mul = $op1 * $op2; }; my $cr4 = sub { $foo = $baz * $bar; }; compare_subs($cr1, $cr2); compare_subs($cr3, $cr4); sub compare_subs { my ($s1, $s2) = @_; use B::Deparse; my $deparse = B::Deparse->new("-p", "-sC"); my $body1 = $deparse->coderef2text($s1); my $body2 = $deparse->coderef2text($s2); if ($body1 eq $body2) { say 'Identical'; } else { say 'Different'; } }

Output:

21:39 >perl 427_SoPW.pl Identical Different 21:40 >

So, the initial results look promising, at least!

Hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,


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Re^2: Compare CODE
by tobyink (Abbot) on Dec 11, 2012 at 14:03 UTC

    The only problem is closed-over variables...

    use strict; use warnings; use B::Deparse; sub make_multiplier { my $n = shift; return sub { $n * $_[0] }; } my $double = make_multiplier(2); my $treble = make_multiplier(3); print "double and treble clearly do different things...\n"; print "double 5: ", $double->(5), "\n"; print "treble 5: ", $treble->(5), "\n\n"; my $deparse = B::Deparse->new; $deparse->ambient_pragmas(strict => 'all', warnings => 'all'); print "yet, here is the B::Deparse output for double...\n"; print $deparse->coderef2text($double), "\n\n"; print "and here is the B::Deparse output for treble...\n"; print $deparse->coderef2text($treble), "\n"; __END__ double and treble clearly do different things... double 5: 10 treble 5: 15 yet, here is the B::Deparse output for double... { $n * $_[0]; } and here is the B::Deparse output for treble... { $n * $_[0]; }
    perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'

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