EDG::WP4::CCM::Path - Path class


$path = EDG::WP4::CCM::Path->new("/hardware/memory/size");
print "$path"; ### stringification

$path = $path->down($level);

$path = $path->up();


Module provides implementation of the Path class. Class is used to manipulate absolute paths

Public methods

  • new ($path)

    Create new EDG::WP4::CCM::Path instance.

    If path argument is not specified, root path (/) is used. Empty string is not allowed as an argument.

    path is a string representation of the path as defined in the NVA-API Specification document.

  • depth

    Return the number of subpaths, starting from /.

  • get_last

    Return last (safe unescaped) subpath or undef in case of /. The strip_unescape boolean is passed to _safe_unescape.

  • toString

    Get the (raw) string representation of path.

    The EDG::WP4::CCM::Path instances also support stringification (the _stringify method is used for that) and might create different result due to safe_unescape.

  • _boolean

    bool overload: Path instance is always true (avoids stringification on logic test)

  • _stringify

    Method for overloaded stringification.

    This includes support for safe_unescape to wrap unescaped subpaths in {}.

  • up

    Removes last chunk of the path and returns it. If the path is already / then the method raises an exception.

  • down

    Add chunk to the path. The chunk can be compound path. (A leading / will be ignored).

  • merge

    Return a new instance with optional (list of) subpaths added.

  • parent

    Return a new instance with parent path. Returns undef if current element is /.

Public functions

  • unescape

    Returns an unescaped version of the argument. This method is exported for use with all the components that deal with escaped keys.

  • escape

    Returns an escaped version of the argument. This method is exported on demand for use with all tools that have to escape and unescape values.

  • path_split

    Function to split a string in list of subpaths. Supports escaping of subpaths wrapped in {...}.

  • set_safe_unescape

    Set the list of (parent) paths whose children are known to be escaped paths. (The list is set to all arguments passed, not appended to current safe_unescape list).

    Paths can either be strings (an exact match will be used) or compiled regular expressions.

    These child subpaths are safe to represent as their unescaped value wrapped in {} when <toString> method is called (e.g. during stringification).

    Parent paths who have a safe-to escape parent path of their own should be added already escaped.

    The list is stored in the safe_unescape module variable and can emptied with reset_safe_unescape exported functions.

    If no argument is passed, a predefined list of paths is used. The paths are known to be escaped in quattor profiles, e.g. /software/components/metaconfig/services. (To reset the active safe_unescape list, use reset_safe_unescape function.

  • reset_safe_unescape

    Reset the safe_unescape list.

  • _safe_unescape

    Given path and subpath, test is path is in @safe_unescape and if it is, return unescaped subpath enclosed in {} (or not enclosed if strip_unescape is true).

    If not, return unmodified subpath.