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PPI::Token - A single token of Perl source code


  isa PPI::Element


PPI::Token is the abstract base class for all Tokens. In PPI terms, a "Token" is a PPI::Element that directly represents bytes of source code.


set_content $string

The set_content method allows you to set/change the string that the PPI::Token object represents.

Returns the string you set the Token to

add_content $string

The add_content method allows you to add additional bytes of code to the end of the Token.

Returns the new full string after the bytes have been added.


The length method returns the length of the string in a Token.


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.