|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Questions about Recursion and "Extract your transversal", by chromaticby mascip (Pilgrim)
|on Jun 06, 2013 at 23:38 UTC||Need Help??|
mascip has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I don't manage to comment Improve your extracted transversal on chromatic's blog, so i'll ask my questions and remarks here, hoping to learn through discussion. You won't understand my questions if you don't read the original posts.
First, what would happen if we separated the process in 2 subroutines? For example (non-tested code) :
I feel like there would be both benefits and drawbacks:
Having it all in one place feels nice and safe, but so does keeping a very simple logic. Maybe that for a recursion, keeping it all in one place is more critical.
Next related question: because both entries (a, p) in the %action hash start with $traverse->($node), it would be possible to take it out of the hash, which would solve one of the weak reference problems i think. (would it?) A good reason not to do that would be if you add some extra-entries in the hash, which wouldn't start by $traverse->($node). I am not familiar with HTML parsing enough, to know if this is likely to happen. Is it?
And finally, if the answer to the last question is yes, then are there other ways than using a hash? What if the hash contained references to named subroutines, which would call get_all_text_in($node)? Would we still have a leak? Sorry i'm not clear enough on how leaks work. What should i read?
Thank you for any insight or discussion.