use strict;
use warnings;

=head1 NAME

Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::IncMutation - Increments/decrements by one the value of one of the components
                of the string, takes into account the char class



  my $op = new Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::IncMutation; #Create from scratch

=head1 Base Class



  Mutation operator for a GA; changes a single element in a string by
  changing it to the next in the sequence deducted from the chromosome


package Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::IncMutation;

use lib qw(../../..);

our $VERSION =   sprintf "%d.%03d", q$Revision: 3.1 $ =~ /(\d+)\.(\d+)/g; # Hack for avoiding version mismatch

use Carp;
use Clone qw(clone);

use base 'Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Base';

#Class-wide constants
our $APPLIESTO =  'Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::String';
our $ARITY = 1;

=head2 create()

Creates a new mutation operator.


sub create {
  my $class = shift;
  my $self = {};
  bless $self, $class;
  return $self;

=head2 apply( $indiv )

Applies mutation operator to a "Chromosome", a string, really. Can be
applied only to I<victims> with the C<_str> instance variable; but
it checks before application that both operands are of the required
type. The chosen character is changed to the next or previous in
the array of chars used for coding the the string
    my $strChrom = new Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::String ['a','c','g','t'] 10;
    my $xmen = new Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::IncMutation;
    $xmen->apply( $strChrom ) # will change 'acgt' into 'aagt' or
			      # 'aggt', for instance

Issues an error if there is no C<_chars> array, which is needed for computing the next.


sub apply ($;$){
  my $self = shift;
  my $arg = shift || croak "No victim here!";
  my $victim = clone( $arg );
  croak "Incorrect type ".(ref $victim) if ! $self->check( $victim );
  my $rnd = int (rand( length( $victim->{_str} ) ));
  my $char = $victim->Atom( $rnd );
  #Compute its place in the array
  my $i = 0;
  #Compute order in the array
  croak "Can't do nuthin'; there's no alphabet in the victim" if @{$victim->{_chars}}< 0;
  while (  ($victim->{_chars}[$i] ne $char ) 
		   && ($i < @{$victim->{_chars}}) ) { $i++;};
  #Generate next or previous
  my $newpos = ( rand() > 0.5)?$i-1:$i+1;
  $newpos = @{$victim->{_chars}}-1 if !$newpos;
  $newpos = 0 if $newpos >= @{$victim->{_chars}};
  substr( $victim->{_str}, $rnd, 1 ) =  $victim->{_chars}[$newpos];
  return $victim;

=head1 Copyright
  This file is released under the GPL. See the LICENSE file included in this distribution,
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