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Manual Reference Pages  -  TEMPLATE::PLUGIN::SUBST (3)

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NAME

Template::Plugin::Subst - s/// functionality for Template Toolkit templates

CONTENTS

VERSION

Version 0.02

SYNOPSIS

    As a vemthod



  [% USE Subst %]

  [% str = foobar %]

  [% str.subst((foo)(bar), $2$1, 1) %]



    As a filter



  [% USE filt = Subst
                pattern = (foo)(bar)
                replacement = $2$1
                global = 1 %]



Then



  [% text | $filt %]



or



  [% FILTER $filt %]
  foobar
  [% END %]



DESCRIPTION

Template::Plugin::Subst acts as a filter and a virtual method to carry out regular expression substitutions with back references on text and variables in the Template Toolkit.

That’s the advantage of this approach over the built-in replace method. replace doesn’t deal with backrefs, so code like this:



  [% str = foobar %]
  [% str.replace((foo)(bar), $2$1) %]



inserts a literal $2$1 in to your document.

But with Template::Plugin::Subst;



  [% USE Subst %]
  [% str = foobar %]
  [% str.subst((foo)(bar), $2$1) %]



you get the expected barfoo.

It can also be used as a filter, in which case it’s very useful for finding information in text and augmenting it in a useful fashion.

For example, suppose you want all strings of the form rt#\d+, which reference RT ticket numbers, to be converted to links to your local RT installation.

First, instatiate the filter:



  [% USE rt = Subst
                pattern = rt#(\d+)
                replacement = <a href="/rt.cgi?t=$1">rt#$1</a> %]



and then use it to filter arbitrary text:



  [% text_variable | $rt %]



OPTIONS

    vmethod



  .subst($pattern, $replacement[, $global])



As a vmethod the first two arguments are the pattern to search for and the string to replace it with. These arguments are mandatory.

The third argument is a boolean that specifies whether or the search/replace should be global, and behaves in the same way as the g modifier on a s/// operation. The default value is ’1’. Note that this differs from the default setting on the s/// operator.

    Filter



  [% USE filt = Subst
                  pattern = ...
                  replacement = ...
                  global = 1 %]



These three named arguments have the same semantics as the arguments to the vmethod. global is optional, and defaults to 1.

AUTHOR

Nik Clayton, <nik@FreeBSD.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-template-plugin-subst@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Template-Plugin-Subst>. I will be notified, and then you’ll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2005 Nik Clayton All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:



 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.



THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS ‘‘AS IS’’ AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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