PPI::Statement::Variable - Variable declaration statements


PPI::Statement::Variable - Variable declaration statements


  # All of the following are variable declarations
  my $foo = 1;
  my ($foo, $bar) = (1, 2);
  our $foo = 1;
  local $foo;
  local $foo = 1;
  LABEL: my $foo = 1;


  isa PPI::Statement::Expression
      isa PPI::Statement
          isa PPI::Node
              isa PPI::Element


The main intent of the PPI::Statement::Variable class is to describe simple statements that explicitly declare new local or global variables.

Note that this does not make it exclusively the only place where variables are defined, and later on you should expect that the variables method will migrate deeper down the tree to either the PPI::Statement manpage or the PPI::Node manpage to recognise this fact, but for now it stays here.



The type method checks and returns the declaration type of the statement, which will be one of either 'my', 'local' or 'our'.

Returns a string of the type, or undef if the type cannot be detected (which is probably a bug).


As for several other PDOM Element types that can declare variables, the variables method returns a list of the canonical forms of the variables defined by the statement.

Returns a list of the canonical string forms of variables, or the null list if it is unable to find any variables.


- Write unit tests for this


See the support section in the main module.


Adam Kennedy <adamk@cpan.org>


Copyright 2001 - 2006 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.

 PPI::Statement::Variable - Variable declaration statements