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NAME

        Directory::Scratch::Structured - creates temporary files and directories from a structured description

SYNOPSIS

         my %tree_structure =
                       (
                       dir_1 =>
                               {
                               subdir_1 =>{},
                               file_1 =>[],
                               file_a => [],
                               },
                       dir_2 =>
                               {
                               subdir_2 =>
                                       {
                                       file_22 =>[],
                                       file_2a =>[],
                                       },
                               file_2 =>[],
                               file_a =>['12345'],
                               file_b =>[],
                               },

                       file_0 => [] ,
                       ) ;

         use Directory::Scratch::Structured qw(create_structured_tree) ;
         my $temporary_directory = create_structured_tree(%tree_structure) ;

         or

         use Directory::Scratch ;
         use Directory::Scratch::Structured  qw(piggyback_directory_scratch) ;

         my $temporary_directory = Directory::Scratch->new;
         $temporary_directory->create_structured_tree(%tree_structure) ;

DESCRIPTION

       This module adds a create_structured_tree subroutine to the Directory::Scratch.

DOCUMENTATION

       I needed a subroutine to create a bunch of temporary directories and files while running
       tests. I used the excellent Directory::Scratch to implement  such a functionality. I
       proposed the subroutine to the Directory::Scratch author but he preferred to implement a
       subroutine using an unstructured input data based on the fact that Directory::Scratch
       didn't use structured data. This is, IMHO, flawed design, though it may require slightly
       less typing.

       I proposed a hybrid solution to reduce the amount of subroutines and integrate the
       subroutine using structured input into Directory::Scratch but we didn't reach an agreement
       on the API. Instead I decided that I would piggyback on Directory::Scratch.

       You can access create_structured_tree through a subroutine or a method through a
       Directory::Scratch object.

       Whichever interface you choose, the argument to the create_structured_tree consists of
       tuples (hash entries). The key represents the name of the object to create in the
       directory.

       If the value is of type:

       ARRAY
         A file will be created, it's contents are  the contents of the array (See
         Directory::Scratch)

       HASH
         A directory will be created. the element of the hash will also be , recursively, created

       OTHER
         The subroutine will croak.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

   create_structured_tree
         use Directory::Scratch::Structured qw(create_structured_tree) ;

         my $temporary_directory = create_structured_tree(%tree_structure) ;
         my $base = $temporary_directory->base() ;

       Returns a default Directory::Scratch object.

   directory_scratch_create_structured_tree
       Adds create_structured_tree to  Directory::Scratch when you Load
       Directory::Scratch::Structured with the piggyback_directory_scratch option.

         use Directory::Scratch ;
         use Directory::Scratch::Structured qw(piggyback_directory_scratch) ;

         my $temporary_directory = Directory::Scratch->new;
         $temporary_directory->create_structured_tree(%tree_structure) ;

   _create_structured_tree
       Used internally by both interfaces

   piggyback
       Used internally to piggyback Directory::Scratch.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

       None so far.

AUTHOR

               Khemir Nadim ibn Hamouda
               CPAN ID: NKH
               mailto:nadim@khemir.net

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.

SUPPORT

       You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

           perldoc Directory::Scratch::Structured

       You can also look for information at:

       ·   AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation

           <http://annocpan.org/dist/Directory-Scratch-Structured>

       ·   RT: CPAN's request tracker

           Please report any bugs or feature requests to  L
           <bug-directory-scratch-structured@rt.cpan.org>.

           We will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug
           as we make changes.

       ·   Search CPAN

           <http://search.cpan.org/dist/Directory-Scratch-Structured>

SEE ALSO

       Directory::Scratch