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       Regexp::Stringify - Stringify a Regexp object


       This document describes version 0.06 of Regexp::Stringify (from Perl distribution Regexp-
       Stringify), released on 2016-10-29.


       Assuming this runs on Perl 5.14 or newer.

        use Regexp::Stringify qw(stringify_regexp);
        $str = stringify_regexp(regexp=>qr/a/i);                       # '(^i:a)'
        $str = stringify_regexp(regexp=>qr/a/i, with_qr=>1);           # 'qr(a)i'
        $str = stringify_regexp(regexp=>qr/a/i, plver=>5.010);         # '(?:(?i-)a)'
        $str = stringify_regexp(regexp=>qr/a/ui, plver=>5.010);        # '(?:(?i-)a)'


   stringify_regexp(%args) -> str
       Stringify a Regexp object.

       This routine is an alternative to Perl's default stringification of Regexp object
       (i.e.:"$re") and has some features/options, e.g.: producing regexp string that is
       compatible with certain perl versions.

       If given a string (or other non-Regexp object), will return it as-is.

       This function is not exported by default, but exportable.

       Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

       ·   plver => str

           Target perl version.

           Try to produce a regexp object compatible with a certain perl version (should at least
           be >= 5.10).

           For example, in perl 5.14 regex stringification changes, e.g. "qr/hlagh/i" would
           previously be stringified as "(?i-xsm:hlagh)", but now it's stringified as
           "(?^i:hlagh)". If you set "plver" to 5.10 or 5.12, then this routine will still
           produce the former. It will also ignore regexp modifiers that are introduced in newer

           Note that not all regexp objects are translatable to older perls, e.g. if they contain
           constructs not known to older perls like "(?^...)" before perl 5.14.

       ·   regexp* => re

       ·   with_qr => bool

           If you set this to 1, then "qr/a/i" will be stringified as 'qr/a/i' instead as
           '(?^i:a)'. The resulting string can then be eval-ed to recreate the Regexp object.

       Return value:  (str)


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