Template::Plugin::Group - Template plugin to group lists into simple
# In your Template
[% USE rows = Group(cells, 3) %]
[% FOREACH row IN rows %]
[% FOREACH cell IN rows %]
[% END %]
|[% cell.content %]
[% END %]
"Template::Plugin::Group" is a fairly simple (for now) module for
grouping a list of things into a number of subgroups.
In this intial implementation you can only group "ARRAY" references, and
they can only be grouped into groups of a numbered size.
In practical terms, you can make columns of things and you can break up
a list into smaller chunks (for example to chop a large lists into a
number of smaller lists for display purposes)
new [ $Context, ] \@ARRAY, $cols [, 'pad' ]
Although this is the "new" method, it doesn't really actually create any
objects. It simply takes an array reference, splits up the list into
groups, and returns the whole things as another array reference.
The rest you do normally, with normal Template Toolkit commands.
If there isn't a perfectly divisible number of elements normally the
last group will have less elements than the rest of the groups. If you
provide the optional parameter 'pad', the last group will be padded with
additional "undef" values so that it has the full number.
- Support grouping HASH references
- If everything in the list is an object, support group/sort by method
- Support complex multi-level grouping (I have code for this already,
but it needs to be rewritten and should probably be a separate plugin).
Bugs should be submitted via the CPAN bug tracker, located at
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Copyright 2004 - 2008 Adam Kennedy.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.
The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included
with this module.