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Pod::Simple::PullParserTextToken -- text-tokens from Pod::Simple::PullParser


(See Pod::Simple::PullParser)


When you do $parser->get_token on a Pod::Simple::PullParser, you might get an object of this class.

This is a subclass of Pod::Simple::PullParserToken and inherits all its methods, and adds these methods:

This returns the text that this token holds. For example, parsing C<foo> will return a C start-token, a text-token, and a C end-token. And if you want to get the "foo" out of the text-token, call "$token->text"
This changes the string that this token holds. You probably won't need to do this.
This returns a scalar reference to the string that this token holds. This can be useful if you don't want to memory-copy the potentially large text value (well, as large as a paragraph or a verbatim block) as calling $token->text would do.

Or, if you want to alter the value, you can even do things like this:

  for ( ${  $token->text_r  } ) {  # Aliases it with $_ !!
    s/ The / the /g; # just for example
    if( 'A' eq chr(65) ) {  # (if in an ASCII world)
      tr/\xA0/ /;
    ...or however you want to alter the value...
    (Note that starting with Perl v5.8, you can use, e.g.,
        my $nbsp = chr utf8::unicode_to_native(0xA0);
        s/$nbsp/ /g;
    to handle the above regardless if it's an ASCII world or not)

You're unlikely to ever need to construct an object of this class for yourself, but if you want to, call "Pod::Simple::PullParserTextToken->new( text )"


Pod::Simple::PullParserToken, Pod::Simple, Pod::Simple::Subclassing


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Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.

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Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <>. But don't bother him, he's retired.

Pod::Simple is maintained by:

  • Allison Randal ""
  • Hans Dieter Pearcey ""
  • David E. Wheeler ""
2024-05-30 perl v5.38.2