PPI::Statement::Compound(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation PPI::Statement::Compound(3)

PPI::Statement::Compound - Describes all compound statements

# A compound if statement
if ( foo ) {
} else {
# A compound loop statement
foreach ( @list ) {

isa PPI::Statement
    isa PPI::Node
        isa PPI::Element

"PPI::Statement::Compound" objects are used to describe all current forms of compound statements, as described in perlsyn.

This covers blocks using "if", "unless", "for", "foreach", "while", and "continue". Please note this does not cover "simple" statements with trailing conditions. Please note also that "do" is also not part of a compound statement.

# This is NOT a compound statement
my $foo = 1 if $condition;
# This is also not a compound statement
do { ... } until $condition;

"PPI::Statement::Compound" has a number of methods in addition to the standard PPI::Statement, PPI::Node and PPI::Element methods.

The "type" method returns the syntactic type of the compound statement.

There are four basic compound statement types.

The 'if' type includes all variations of the if and unless statements, including any 'elsif' or 'else' parts of the compound statement.

The 'while' type describes the standard while and until statements, but again does not describes simple statements with a trailing while.

The 'for' type covers the C-style for loops, regardless of whether they were declared using 'for' or 'foreach'.

The 'foreach' type covers loops that iterate over collections, regardless of whether they were declared using 'for' or 'foreach'.

All of the compounds are a variation on one of these four.

Returns the simple string 'if', 'for', 'foreach' or 'while', or "undef" if the type cannot be determined.

- Write unit tests for this package

See the support section in the main module.

Adam Kennedy <adamk@cpan.org>

Copyright 2001 - 2011 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.

2022-07-23 perl v5.36.0