Simon Cozens

NAME

Perl6::Tokener - It's a Perl 6 tokener. It tokenises Perl 6.

SYNOPSIS

    use Perl6::Tokener;
    my $t = new Perl6::Tokener(file=>"foo.pl", buffer => $code);
    while ($t->{buffer}) {
        my ($type, $token) = $t->toke();
        ...
    }

DESCRIPTION

I don't think there's really much I need to say about this. It isn't perfect, but I'm working on it. The synopsis pretty much gives you all you need to know to drive the thing, and, bluntly, if you're futzing with tokenising Perl 6, you're already beyond the need for most kinds of documentation. So have fun.

Oh, one thing - when you're parsing, you probably want to discard the type of everything called operator or term and just use the token value. Oh, and white space will return undef for token and type, so don't try using this in a while loop.

BUGS

  • { doesn't do what it ought. This is going to suck.

  • Some of the important keyword subs aren't implemented.

AUTHOR

Simon Cozens, simon@cpan.org

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