PPI::Token::Data(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation PPI::Token::Data(3)

PPI::Token::Data - The actual data in the __DATA__ section of a file

isa PPI::Token
    isa PPI::Element

The "PPI::Token::Data" class is used to represent the actual data inside a file's "__DATA__" section.

One "PPI::Token::Data" object is used to represent the entire of the data, primarily so that it can provide a convenient handle directly to the data.

"PPI::Token::Data" provides one method in addition to those provided by our parent PPI::Token and PPI::Element classes.

The "handle" method returns a IO::String handle that allows you to do all the normal handle-y things to the contents of the __DATA__ section of the file.

Unlike in perl itself, this means you can also do things like "print" new data onto the end of the __DATA__ section, or modify it with any other process that can accept an IO::Handle as input or output.

Returns an IO::String object.

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