Author image Scott E. Lee
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Test::DocClaims::Lines - Represent lines form one of more files


  use Test::DocClaims::Lines;
  my $lines = Test::DocClaims::Lines->new("t/Foo*.t");
  my %files;
  while ( !$lines->is_eof ) {
      my $line = $lines->current_line;
      $files{ $line->path }[ $line->lnum - 1 ] = $line->text;


This holds a collection of lines from one or more files. The file path and line number of each line is recorded as well as other attributes of both the file and the individual lines. For example, it records whether a file supports POD documentation and whether each line is POD documentation or not. Each line in the list is represented as a Test::DocClaims::Line object.

There is a concept of current line. This can be used to step through the lines sequentially.



The FILE_SPEC argument specifies a list of one or more files. It can be one of:

  - a string which is the path to a file or a wildcard which is
    expanded by the glob built-in function.
  - a ref to a hash with these keys:
    - path:    path or wildcard (required)
    - has_pod: true if the file can have POD (optional)
  - a ref to an array, where each element is a path, wildcard or hash
    as above

If a list of files is given, those files are read in order and the lines in each are concatenated. If a wildcard expands to more than one file they are read in the order returned by the glob built-in.



This returns true if the end of the lines has been reached.


This advances to the next line and returns the Test::DocClaims::Line object for that line. If there is no next line, undef is returned.


Return the current line, a Test::DocClaims::Line object. If there is no current line because the end has been reached, undef is returned.


Return a list of strings for the paths and/or globs used to read the file or files.


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