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Acme::CPANModules::StructuredDATA - Modules that give some structure to DATA
This document describes version 0.001 of Acme::CPANModules::StructuredDATA (from Perl distribution Acme-CPANModules-StructuredDATA), released on 2019-01-09.
Modules that give some structure to DATA.
The DATA file handle is a convenient feature provided by Perl to let scripts access its own source code (specifically the part after END or DATA). Scripts can usually put some data so they can run without additional data files.
Instead of just a stream of bytes, some modules allow you to access the DATA as some kind of structured storage.
With this module, you can put several strings in your DATA section, each prepended with a header line containing the label for each. For example:
__[ content1 ]__ content for content1. __[ content2 ]__ content for content2
and access each string by referring to its label.
This module is similar to Data::Section in letting you put several multipart content in DATA with the exception that it writes a table of content (TOC) of all parts at the beginning of DATA, e.g.:
__DATA__ Data::Section::Seekable v1 part1,0,14 part2,14,17,important This is part1 This is part two
The first paragraph after DATA is called the TOC which lists all the parts along with their offsets and lengths. It is therefore possible to locate any part just from reading the TOC instead of scanning for headers on the whole data. It is useful when the amount of data is quite large and you need quick access to random parts.
This is a prior art for Data::Section but more magical (using source filters) and allows writing in addition to reading your parts. It completely replaces DATA with an unlimited number of LABEL's. I'd be wary in using it, and the module itself gives such warning.
Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Acme-CPANModules-StructuredDATA.
Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Acme-CPANModules-StructuredDATA.
Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Acme-CPANModules-StructuredDATA
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