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


PPI::Token::Word - The generic "word" Token


  isa PPI::Token
      isa PPI::Element


A "PPI::Token::Word" object is a PPI-specific representation of several different types of word-like things, and is one of the most common Token classes found in typical documents.

Specifically, it includes not only barewords, but also any other valid Perl identifier including non-operator keywords and core functions, and any include "::" separators inside it, as long as it fits the format of a class, function, etc.


There are no methods available for "PPI::Token::Word" beyond those provided by its PPI::Token and PPI::Element parent classes.

We expect to add additional methods to help further resolve a Word as a function, method, etc over time. If you need such a thing right now, look at Perl::Critic::Utils.


Returns the value of the Word as a string. This assumes (often incorrectly) that the Word is a bareword and not a function, method, keyword, etc. This differs from "content" because "Foo'Bar" expands to "Foo::Bar".


Answers whether this is the name of a method in a method call. Returns true if yes, false if no, and nothing if unknown.


- Add "function", "method" etc detector methods


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.

2024-03-16 perl v5.38.2