Standard constructor. Returns a blessed hash; any arguments are placed in the hash. This is useful for storing information between methods.
This is a method provided solely for the benefit of "Parser" implementations. It semi-neatly abstracts a lot of the work involved.
Basically, it takes parameters matching the assorted callbacks from the parser declarations and makes a coderef out of it all.
Currently recognized callbacks are:
Note: these methods do not exist in this class. There is no point trying to call "$self->SUPER::do_match( ... )".
"do_match" is the first phase. Arguments are the date and @args. "self", "label", "args". Return value must be defined if you match successfully.
"post_match" is called after the appropriate callback out of "on_match"/"on_fail" is done. It's passed the date, the return value from "do_match" and the parsing hash.
Its return value is used as the "post" argument to the "postprocess" callback, and as the second argument to "make".
"make" takes the original input, the return value from "post_match" and the parsing hash and should return a "DateTime" object or undefined.
Instead we get to type:
perl, DateTime, DateTime::Format::Builder, DateTime::Format::Builder::Parser.
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This is free software, licensed under:
The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)
The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this distribution.