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


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 the PPI::Token manpage and the PPI::Element manpage 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 the Perl::Critic::Utils manpage.


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.


- Add function, method etc detector methods


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