Provided by: libtangram-perl_2.12-2_all bug


       Tangram::Expr - represent expressions on database server side


          my ($r1, $r2) = $storage->remote(qw( ... ));

          $r1->{field} operator $value
          $r1->{field} operator $r2->{field2}

          $r1->{collection}->includes( $obj )
          $r1->{collection}->exists( $obj, $filter )
          $r1->{collection}->includes_or( $obj1, $obj2, ... )


       Tangram::Expr objects represent expressions that will be evaluated on the database server

       Expression objects fall into one of the following categories: numeric, string, reference
       or collection.

       Many of the methods in Expr are needed only by people extending Tangram.  See also
       Tangram::Relational, and the source the Tangram::mysql and Tangram::Sybase for examples on
       how these functions are intercepted to allow RDBMS-specific expressions.


       Numeric expression objects can be compared using the operators ==, !=, <, >, <= and >=.
       The other operand must be either another numeric expression object, or a normal Perl
       numeric value.  The result of the comparison is a Filter.


       String expression objects can be compared using the operators eq, ne, lt, gt, le, and ge.
       The other operand must be either a string expression object or any Perl scalar value.
       Tangram will automatically quote the operand as required by the SQL syntax.  The result of
       the comparison is a Tangram::Expr::Filter.

       String expression objects also support the method like($str), where $str is a string that
       may contain SQL wildcards. The result is a Tangram::Expr::Filter that translates to a SQL
       "LIKE $str" predicate.


       Reference expression objects can be compared for equality using operators == and !=. The
       other operand must be another reference expression, a persistent object or undef(). The
       result of the comparison is a Filter.


       Collection expression objects represents a collection inside an object. It supports the
       includes() and exists() methods, which returns a Tangram::Expr::Filter stating that the
       collection must contain the operand. exists() uses a subselect.

       It also supports the includes_or() methods, which accepts a list and is performs a logical
       OR - using the IN (x,y,z) SQL construct.

       The operand may be a Tangram::Remote, a persistent object, or an object ID.

       operator < is provided as a synonym for includes().

       The includes() method can be used for all collection types (Set, Array, Hash, and the
       Intr* versions).


       Predicate objects represent logical expressions, or conditions. Predicates support logical
       operators &, | and !. Note that a single ampersand or vertical bar must be used (this is a
       Perl limitation).  The result is another predicate.


   new($type, $expr, @remotes)
       Returns a new instance.

       $type is a Type object corresponding to this expression (see Tangram::Type).

       $expr is a SQL expression. It will eventually become part of a WHERE-CLAUSE.

       @remotes contains the Remote objects (see Tangram::Remote) that participate in the
       expression. Tangram uses this list to insert the corresponding tables in the FROM clause
       and conditions in the WHERE-CLAUSE.


       Returns the SQL equivalent for this expression.

       Returns the Type (see Tangram::Type) corresponding  to this expression.

       Returns the list of the objects that participate in this expression.

       Returns the Storage associated with this expression.


       $person is called 'Homer'

             $person->{name} eq 'Homer'

       $person's name ends with 'mer'


       $person is older than 35

             $person->{age} > 35

       $person is married to $homer

             $person->{partner} == $homer

       $person is not $homer

             $person != $homer

       $person is not $homer and is older than 65

             $person != $homer & $person->{age} > 65

       $person is $bart's parent

             $person->{children}->includes( $bart )
             $person->{children} < $bart

       $person is not $bart's parent

             !$person->{children}->includes( $bart )
             !($person->{children} < $bart)

       $person is one of the local list of people, @person



       Tangram::Remote, Tangram::Expr, Tangram::Storage