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

PPI::Token::Separator - The __DATA__ and __END__ tags

isa PPI::Token::Word
    isa PPI::Token
        isa PPI::Element

Although superficially looking like a normal PPI::Token::Word object, when the "__DATA__" and "__END__" compiler tags appear at the beginning of a line (on supposedly) their own line, these tags become file section separators.

The indicate that the time for Perl code is over, and the rest of the file is dedicated to something else (data in the case of "__DATA__") or to nothing at all (in the case of "__END__").

This class has no methods beyond what is provided by its PPI::Token::Word, PPI::Token and PPI::Element parent classes.

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