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NAME

       Template::Alloy::Compile - Compile role - allows for compiling the AST to perl code

DESCRIPTION

       The Template::Alloy::Compile role allows for taking the AST returned by the Parse role,
       and translating it into a perl code document.  This is in contrast Template::Alloy::Play
       which executes the AST directly.

TODO

       ยท   Translate compile_RAWPERL to actually output rather than calling play_RAWPERL.

ROLE METHODS

       "compile_tree"
           Takes an AST returned by parse_tree and translates it into perl code using functions
           stored in the $DIRECTIVES hashref.

           A template that looked like the following:

               Foo
               [% GET foo %]
               [% GET bar %]
               Bar

           would parse to the following perl code:

               # Generated by Template::Alloy::Compile v1.001 on Thu Jun  7 12:58:33 2007
               # From file /home/paul/bar.tt

               my $blocks = {};
               my $meta   = {};
               my $code   = sub {
                   my ($self, $out_ref, $var) = @_;

                   $$out_ref .= 'Foo';

                   # "GET" Line 2 char 2 (chars 6 to 15)
                   $var = $self->play_expr(['foo', 0]);
                   $$out_ref .= defined($var) ? $var : $self->undefined_get(['foo', 0]);

                   # "GET" Line 3 char 2 (chars 22 to 31)
                   $var = $self->play_expr(['bar', 0]);
                   $$out_ref .= defined($var) ? $var : $self->undefined_get(['bar', 0]);

                   $$out_ref .= 'Bar';

                   return 1;
               };

               {
                   blocks => $blocks,
                   meta   => $meta,
                   code   => $code,
               };

           As you can see the output is quite a bit more complex than the AST, but under mod_perl
           conditions, the perl will run faster than playing the AST each time.

       "compile_expr"
           Takes an AST variable or expression and returns perl code that can lookup the
           variable.

AUTHOR

       Paul Seamons <paul@seamons.com>

LICENSE

       This module may be distributed under the same terms as Perl itself.