package Tree::Simple::Visitor::PreOrderTraversal;

use strict;
use warnings;

our $VERSION = '0.16';

use base qw(Tree::Simple::Visitor);

# make sure we use the "new" interface
# so we enforce it here
sub new {
    my ($_class) = @_;
    my $class = ref($_class) || $_class;
    my $visitor = $class->SUPER::new();
    return $visitor;



=head1 NAME

Tree::Simple::Visitor::PreOrderTraversal - A Visitor for pre-order traversal a Tree::Simple hierarchy


  use Tree::Simple::Visitor::PreOrderTraversal;

  # create an visitor
  my $visitor = Tree::Simple::Visitor::PreOrderTraversal->new();

  # pass our visitor to the tree

  # print our results
  print join ", " => $visitor->getResults();

  # this will print this:
  #   1 1.1 1.1.1 1.2 2 2.1 3 3.1
  # assuming your tree is like this:
  #   1
  #     1.1
  #       1.1.1
  #     1.2
  #   2
  #     2.1
  #   3
  #     3.1


Pre-order traversal is a depth-first traversal method in which the sub-tree's are processed I<after> the parent. It is essentially a wrapper around the base Tree::Simple::Visitor class, and is a separate module here for completeness. (If you have a post-order, you should have a pre-order too).

=head1 METHODS

=over 4

=item B<new>

There are no arguments to the constructor the object will be in its default state. You can use the C<setNodeFilter> method to customize its behavior.

=item B<includeTrunk ($boolean)>

Based upon the value of C<$boolean>, this will tell the visitor to include the trunk of the tree in the traversal as well.

=item B<setNodeFilter ($filter_function)>

This method accepts a CODE reference as its C<$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 collected. This can be used to customize output, or to gather specific information from a more complex tree node. The filter function should accept a single argument, which is the current Tree::Simple object.

=item B<visit ($tree)>

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

=item B<getResults>

This method returns the accumulated results of the application of the node filter to the tree.


=head1 Repository


=head1 SUPPORT

Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at



See the B<CODE COVERAGE> section in L<Tree::Simple::VisitorFactory> for more information.

=head1 SEE ALSO

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

=head1 AUTHOR

stevan little, E<lt>stevan@iinteractive.comE<gt>


Copyright 2004, 2005 by Infinity Interactive, Inc.


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