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Optimizes regular expressions.

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Regexp::Optimizer - optimizes regular expressions


$Id:,v 0.23 2013/02/26 05:47:41 dankogai Exp dankogai $


use Regexp::Optimizer; my $o = Regexp::Optimizer->new->optimize(qr/foobar|fooxar|foozap/); # $re is now qr/foo(?:[bx]ar|zap)/


none. SUBROUTINES/METHODS new Makes a new optimizer instance. my $ro = Regexp::Optimizer->new; optimize Does the optimization. my $re = qr/foobar|fooxar|foozap/; $re = $ro->optimize($re); If it is already optimized -- no alteration in the regexp, it is practically an identity function which simply returns an argument. If not, it dissasembles the regexp, feeds it to Regexp::Assemble, and reassembles the result. as_string Same as "optimize()" but returns a string instead of regexp object.


??{CODE} used This module depends on the "??{CODE}" regexp construct which is still considered experimental as of Perl 5.16. not idempotent If you feed the regexp that is already optimized, the resulting regexp may not necessarily the same -- usually you get duplicate "(?:)": my $re = qr/foobar|fooxar|foozap/; $re = $ro->optimize($re); # qr/foo(?:[bx]ar|zap)/ $re = $ro->optimize($re); # qr/foo(?:(?:[bx]ar|zap))/


Regexp::Assemble, perlre


Dan Kogai, "<dankogai+cpan at>"


Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-regexp-optimizer at", or through the web interface at <>. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command. perldoc Regexp::Optimizer You can also look for information at: · RT: CPAN's request tracker (report bugs here) <> · AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation <> · CPAN Ratings < Optimizer> · Search CPAN < Optimizer/>


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