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CSS::LESSp - LESS for perl. Parse .less files and returns valid css (lesscss.org

CSS::LESSp(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation CSS::LESSp(3pm)

NAME

CSS::LESSp - LESS for perl. Parse .less files and returns valid css (lesscss.org for more info about less files)

SYNOPSIS

  use CSS::LESSp;
  my $buffer;
  open(IN, "file.less");
  for ( <IN> ) { $buffer .= $_ };
  close(IN);
 
  my @css = CSS::LESSp->parse($buffer);
  print join("", @css);
or you could simply use the lessp.pl tool in the package
  $ lessp.pl css.less > css.css

DESCRIPTION

This module is designed to parse and compile .less files in to .css files.
About the documentation and syntax of less files please visit lesscss.org

DIFFERENCE WITH THE ORIGINAL LESS FOR RUBY

What is the benefits of LESS for perl ...
It's extremely fast :
  # time ./lessp.pl big.less > big.css
  real    0m2.198s
  user    0m2.174s
  sys     0m0.020s
  
  # time lessc big.less big.css
  real    0m18.805s
  user    0m18.437s
  sys     0m0.184s

METHODS

parse
Main parse method, returns array of the css file
copyFunction
copyTo
dump =head3 getSelector =head3 getValue =head3 getVariable =head3 insertChild =head3 insertFunction =head3 insertRule =head3 insertVariable =head3 isFunction =head3 new =head3 process

BUGS

a ) You can not import other less files ...
You can't do this
  @import url('/other.less')
It might be added in future versions
b ) You can not use hsl as a color
You can't do this
  color: hsl(125,125,125);
All other bugs should be reported via <http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=CSS-LESSp> or bug-CSS-LESSp@rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR

Ivan Drinchev <drinchev@gmail.com>

CONTRIBUTORS

People who've helped with this project :
Michael Schout <mschout@gkg.net> Copyright (c) 2010.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
2013-11-03 perl v5.20.2