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=head1 NAME

YAML::XS - Perl YAML Serialization using XS and libyaml

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=head1 SYNOPSIS

    use YAML::XS;

    my $yaml = Dump [ 1..4 ];
    my $array = Load $yaml;

=head1 DESCRIPTION

Kirill Simonov's C<libyaml> is arguably the best YAML implementation. The C
library is written precisely to the YAML 1.1 specification. It was originally
bound to Python and was later bound to Ruby.

This module is a Perl XS binding to libyaml which offers Perl the best YAML
support to date.

This module exports the functions C<Dump>, C<Load>, C<DumpFile> and
C<LoadFile>. These functions are intended to work exactly like C<YAML.pm>'s
corresponding functions. Only C<Load> and C<Dump> are exported by default.

=head1 CONFIGURATION

=over

=item C<$YAML::XS::LoadBlessed> (since v0.69)

Default: true. The default might be changed to false in the future.

When set to false, it will not bless data into objects, which can be a
security problem, when loading YAML from an untrusted source. It will silently
ignore the tag and just load the data unblessed.

In PyYAML, this is called SafeLoad.

If set to true, it will load the following YAML as objects:

    ---
    local: !Foo::Bar [a]
    perl: !!perl/hash:Foo::Bar { a: 1 }
    regex: !!perl/regexp:Foo::Bar pattern

=item C<$YAML::XS::UseCode>


=item C<$YAML::XS::DumpCode>


=item C<$YAML::XS::LoadCode>

If enabled supports deparsing and evaling of code blocks.

Note that support for loading code was added in version 0.75, although
C<$LoadCode> was documented already in earlier versions.

=item C<$YAML::XS::QuoteNumericStrings>

When true (the default) strings that look like numbers but have not been
numified will be quoted when dumping.

This ensures leading that things like leading zeros and other formatting are
preserved.

=item C<$YAML::XS::Boolean> (since v0.67)

Default is undef.

When set to C<"JSON::PP"> or C<"boolean">, the plain (unquoted) strings
C<true> and C<false> will be loaded as C<JSON::PP::Boolean> or C<boolean.pm>
objects. Those objects will be dumped again as plain "true" or "false".

It will try to load L<JSON::PP> or L<boolean> and die if it can't be loaded.

With that it's possible to add new "real" booleans to a data structure:

      local $YAML::XS::Boolean = "JSON::PP"; # or "boolean"
      my $data = Load("booltrue: true");
      $data->{boolfalse} = JSON::PP::false;
      my $yaml = Dump($data);
      # boolfalse: false
      # booltrue: true

It also lets booleans survive when loading YAML via YAML::XS and encode it
in JSON via one of the various JSON encoders, which mostly support
JSON::PP booleans.

Please note that JSON::PP::Boolean and boolean.pm behave a bit differently.
Ideally you should only use them in boolean context.

If not set, booleans are loaded as special perl variables C<PL_sv_yes> and
C<PL_sv_no>, which have the disadvantage that they are readonly, and you can't
add those to an existing data structure with pure perl.

If you simply need to load "perl booleans" that are true or false in boolean
context, you will be fine with the default setting.

=item C<$YAML::XS::Indent> (since v0.76)

Default is 2.

Sets the number of spaces for indentation for C<Dump>.

=back

=head1 USING YAML::XS WITH UNICODE

Handling unicode properly in Perl can be a pain. YAML::XS only deals with
streams of utf8 octets. Just remember this:

    $perl = Load($utf8_octets);
    $utf8_octets = Dump($perl);

There are many, many places where things can go wrong with unicode. If you are
having problems, use Devel::Peek on all the possible data points.

=head1 LIBYAML

You can find out (since v.079) which libyaml version this module was
built with:

      my $libyaml_version = YAML::XS::LibYAML::libyaml_version();

=head1 SEE ALSO

=over

=item * L<YAML>.pm

=item * L<YAML::Syck>

=item * L<YAML::Tiny>

=back

=head1 AUTHOR

Ingy döt Net <ingy@cpan.org>

=head1 COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2007-2019. Ingy döt Net.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the same terms as Perl itself.

See L<http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html>

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