Test::Inline::Extract - Extract relevant Pod sections from source code.


The Test::Inline::Extract package extracts content interesting to Test::Inline from source files.


new $file | \$source

The new constructor creates a new Extract object. It is passed either a file name from which the source code would be loaded, or a reference to a string that directly contains source code.

Returns a new Test::Inline::Extract object or undef on error.


  my $elements = $Extract->elements;

The elements method extracts from the Pod any parts of the file that are relevant to the extraction and generation process of Test::Inline.

The elements will be either a package statements, or a section of inline unit tests. They will only be returned if there is at least one section of inline unit tests.

Returns a reference to an array of package strings and sections of inline unit tests. Returns false if there are no sections containing inline unit tests.


- For certain very complex cases, add a more intensive alternative parser based on PPI


See the main SUPPORT section.


Adam Kennedy <>,


Copyright 2004 - 2013 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.