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


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


(See the Pod::Simple::PullParser manpage)


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

This is a subclass of the Pod::Simple::PullParserToken manpage 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...

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 ) >>


the Pod::Simple::PullParserToken manpage, the Pod::Simple manpage, the Pod::Simple::Subclassing manpage


Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Sean M. Burke sburke@cpan.org

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