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NAME

       Tree::Simple::Visitor::LoadDirectoryTree - A Visitor for loading the contents of a
       directory into a Tree::Simple object

SYNOPSIS

         use Tree::Simple::Visitor::LoadDirectoryTree;

         # create a Tree::Simple object whose
         # node is path to a directory
         my $tree = Tree::Simple->new("./");

         # create an instance of our visitor
         my $visitor = Tree::Simple::Visitor::LoadDirectoryTree->new();

         # set the directory sorting style
         $visitor->setSortStyle($visitor->SORT_FILES_FIRST);

         # create node filter to filter
         # out certain files and directories
         $visitor->setNodeFilter(sub {
             my ($item) = @_;
             return 0 if $item =~ /CVS/;
             return 1;
         });

         # pass the visitor to a Tree::Simple object
         $tree->accept($visitor);

         # the tree now mirrors the structure of the directory

DESCRIPTION

       This visitor can be used to load a directory tree into a Tree::Simple hierarchy.

METHODS

       new There are no arguments to the constructor the object will be in its default state. You
           can use the "setNodeFilter" and "setSortStyle" methods to customize its behavior.

       setNodeFilter ($filter_function)
           This method accepts a CODE reference as its $filter_function argument and throws an
           exception if it is not a code reference. This code reference is used to filter the
           tree nodes as they are created. The function is given the current directory or file
           being added to the tree, and it is expected to return either true (1) of false (0) to
           determine if that directory should be traversed or file added to the tree.

       setSortStyle ($sort_function)
           This method accepts a CODE reference as its $sort_function argument and throws an
           exception if it is not a code reference. This function is used to sort the individual
           levels of the directory tree right before it is added to the tree being built. The
           function is passed the the current path, followed by the two items being sorted. The
           reason for passing the path in is so that sorting operations can be performed on the
           entire path if desired.

           Two pre-built functions are supplied and described below.

           SORT_FILES_FIRST
               This sorting function will sort files before directories, so that files are sorted
               alphabetically first in the list followed by directories sorted alphabetically.
               Here is example of how that would look:

                   Tree/
                       Simple.pm
                       Simple/
                           Visitor.pm
                           VisitorFactory.pm
                           Visitor/
                               PathToRoot.pm

           SORT_DIRS_FIRST
               This sorting function will sort directories before files, so that directories are
               sorted alphabetically first in the list followed by files sorted alphabetically.
               Here is example of how that would look:

                   Tree/
                       Simple/
                           Visitor/
                               PathToRoot.pm
                           Visitor.pm
                           VisitorFactory.pm
                       Simple.pm

       visit ($tree)
           This is the method that is used by Tree::Simple's "accept" method. It can also be used
           on its own, it requires the $tree argument to be a Tree::Simple object (or derived
           from a Tree::Simple object), and will throw and exception otherwise.

           The node value of the $tree argument (gotten by calling "getNodeValue") is considered
           the root directory from which we begin our traversal. We use File::Spec to keep our
           paths cross-platform, but it is expected that you will feed in a valid path for your
           OS. If the path either does not exist, or is not a directory, then an exception is
           thrown.

           The $tree argument which is passed to "visit" must be a leaf node. This is because
           this Visitor will create all the sub-nodes for this tree. If the tree is not a leaf,
           an exception is thrown. We do not require the tree to be a root though, and this
           Visitor will not affect any nodes above the $tree argument.

BUGS

       None that I am aware of. Of course, if you find a bug, let me know, and I will be sure to
       fix it.

CODE COVERAGE

       See the CODE COVERAGE section in Tree::Simple::VisitorFactory for more inforamtion.

SEE ALSO

       These Visitor classes are all subclasses of Tree::Simple::Visitor, which can be found in
       the Tree::Simple module, you should refer to that module for more information.

AUTHOR

       stevan little, <stevan@iinteractive.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       Copyright 2004, 2005 by Infinity Interactive, Inc.

       <http://www.iinteractive.com>

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

perl v5.10.1                                2005-07-Tree::Simple::Visitor::LoadDirectoryTree(3pm)