This returns the type of the token. This will be either the string
start, the string text, or the string end.
Once you know what the type of an object is, you then know what subclass it belongs to, and therefore what methods it supports.
Yes, you could probably do the same thing with code like $token->isa(Pod::Simple::PullParserEndToken), but thats not so pretty as using just $token->type, or even the following shortcuts:
|$token->is_start||This is a shortcut for $token->type() eq "start"|
|$token->is_text||This is a shortcut for $token->type() eq "text"|
|$token->is_end||This is a shortcut for $token->type() eq "end"|
This returns a handy stringified value of this object. This
is useful for debugging, as in:
My subclasses: Pod::Simple::PullParserStartToken, Pod::Simple::PullParserTextToken, and Pod::Simple::PullParserEndToken.
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This module is managed in an open GitHub repository, <https://github.com/theory/pod-simple/>. Feel free to fork and contribute, or to clone <git://github.com/theory/pod-simple.git> and send patches!
Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <firstname.lastname@example.org>. But dont bother him, hes retired.
Pod::Simple is maintained by:
o Allison Randal email@example.com o Hans Dieter Pearcey firstname.lastname@example.org o David E. Wheeler email@example.com
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