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PPIx::Regexp::Token::Code - Represent a chunk of Perl embedded in a regular expression.


 use PPIx::Regexp::Dumper;
     'qr{(?{print "hello sailor\n"})}smx')->print;


PPIx::Regexp::Token::Code is a PPIx::Regexp::Token.

PPIx::Regexp::Token::Code is the parent of PPIx::Regexp::Token::Interpolation.


This class represents a chunk of Perl code embedded in a regular expression. Specifically, it results from parsing things like

 (?{ code })
 (??{ code })

or from the replacement side of an s///e. Technically, interpolations are also code, but they parse differently and therefore end up in a different token.

This token may not appear inside a regex set (i.e. (?[ ... ]). If found, it will become a PPIx::Regexp::Token::Unknown.


This class provides the following public methods. Methods not documented here are private, and unsupported in the sense that the author reserves the right to change or remove them without notice.


This method returns undef because a static analysis can not in general tell whether an interpolated value matches anything.


This convenience method returns the PPI::Document representing the content. This document should be considered read only.

Note that if the location of the invocant is available the PPI document will have stuff prefixed to it to make the location of the tokens in the new document consistent with the location. This "stuff" will include at least a #line directive, and maybe leading white space.


Support is by the author. Please file bug reports at,, or in electronic mail to the author.


Thomas R. Wyant, III wyant at cpan dot org


Copyright (C) 2009-2023 by Thomas R. Wyant, III

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl 5.10.0. For more details, see the full text of the licenses in the directory LICENSES.

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.