PPI::Token::Data - The actual data in the __DATA__ section of a file


  isa PPI::Token
      isa PPI::Element


The PPI::Token::Data class is used to represent the actual data inside a file's __DATA__ section.

One PPI::Token::Data object is used to represent the entire of the data, primarily so that it can provide a convenient handle directly to the data.


PPI::Token::Data provides one method in addition to those provided by our parent PPI::Token and PPI::Element classes.


The handle method returns a IO::String handle that allows you to do all the normal handle-y things to the contents of the __DATA__ section of the file.

Unlike in perl itself, this means you can also do things like print new data onto the end of the __DATA__ section, or modify it with any other process that can accept an IO::Handle as input or output.

Returns an IO::String object.


See the support section in the main module.


Adam Kennedy <>


Copyright 2001 - 2009 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.