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


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 <>


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 v5.34.0