Algorithm::Dependency::Source::File - File source for dependency heirachys
Algorithm::Dependency::Source::File implements a source where the items are
stored in a flat file or a relatively simple format.
The file should be an ordinary text file, consisting of a series of lines, with
each line completely containing the information for a single item. Blank
lines, or lines beginning with the hash character '#' will be ignored as
For a single item line, only word characters will be used. A 'word character'
consists of all letters and numbers, and the underscore '_' character.
Anything that is not a word character will be assumed to be a seperator.
The first word will be used as the name or id of the item, and any further words
in the line will be used as other items that this one depends on. For example,
all of the following are legal.
# A single item with no dependencies
# Another item that depends on the first one
# Depending on multiple others
Bin Foo Bar
# We can use different seperators
# We can also use multiple non-word characters as seperators
This&*&^*&File: is& & & :::REALLY()Neat
From the examples above, it should be easy to create your own files.
This documents the methods differing from the ordinary
When constructing a new Algorithm::Dependency::Source::File object, an argument
should be provided of the name of the file to use. The constructor will check
that the file exists, and is readable, returning "undef" otherwise.
To file a bug against this module, use the CPAN bug tracking system
For other comments, contact the author.
Adam Kennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2003 - 2009 Adam Kennedy.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the same terms as Perl itself.
The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this