Provided by: libdata-section-perl_0.200007-1_all bug


       Data::Section - read multiple hunks of data out of your DATA section


       version 0.200007


         package Letter::Resignation;
         use Data::Section -setup;

         sub quit {
           my ($class, $angry, %arg) = @_;

           my $template = $self->section_data(
             ($angry ? "angry_" : "professional_") . "letter"

           return fill_in($$template, \%arg);

         __[ angry_letter ]__
         Dear jerks,

           I quit!

         {{ $name }}
         __[ professional_letter ]__
         Dear {{ $boss }},

           I quit, jerks!

         {{ $name }}


       Data::Section provides an easy way to access multiple named chunks of line-oriented data
       in your module's DATA section.  It was written to allow modules to store their own
       templates, but probably has other uses.


       You will need to use "__DATA__" sections and not "__END__" sections.  Yes, it matters.
       Who knew!


       To get the methods exported by Data::Section, you must import like this:

         use Data::Section -setup;

       Optional arguments may be given to Data::Section like this:

         use Data::Section -setup => { ... };

       Valid arguments are:

         encoding     - if given, gives the encoding needed to decode bytes in
                        data sections; default; UTF-8

                        the special value "bytes" will leave the bytes in the string

         inherit      - if true, allow packages to inherit the data of the packages
                        from which they inherit; default: true

         header_re    - if given, changes the regex used to find section headers
                        in the data section; it should leave the section name in $1

         default_name - if given, allows the first section to has no header and set
                        its name

       Three methods are exported by Data::Section:

         my $string_ref = $pkg->section_data($name);

       This method returns a reference to a string containing the data from the name section,
       either in the invocant's "DATA" section or in that of one of its ancestors.  (The ancestor
       must also derive from the class that imported Data::Section.)

       By default, named sections are delimited by lines that look like this:

         __[ name ]__

       You can use as many underscores as you want, and the space around the name is optional.
       This pattern can be configured with the "header_re" option (see above).  If present, a
       single leading "\" is removed, so that sections can encode lines that look like section

       When a line containing only "__END__" is reached, all processing of sections ends.

         my @names = $pkg->section_data_names;

       This returns a list of all the names that will be recognized by the "section_data" method.

         my $data = $pkg->merged_section_data;

       This method returns a hashref containing all the data extracted from the package data for
       all the classes from which the invocant inherits -- as long as those classes also inherit
       from the package into which Data::Section was imported.

       In other words, given this inheritance tree:

           B   C
            \ /

       ...if Data::Section was imported by A, then when D's "merged_section_data" is invoked, C's
       data section will not be considered.  (This prevents the read position of C's data handle
       from being altered unexpectedly.)

       The keys in the returned hashref are the section names, and the values are references to
       the strings extracted from the data sections.

         my @names = $pkg->merged_section_data_names;

       This returns a list of all the names that will be recognized by the "merged_section_data"

         my $data = $pkg->local_section_data;

       This method returns a hashref containing all the data extracted from the package on which
       the method was invoked.  If called on an object, it will operate on the package into which
       the object was blessed.

       This method needs to be used carefully, because it's weird.  It returns only the data for
       the package on which it was invoked.  If the package on which it was invoked has no data
       sections, it returns an empty hashref.

         my @names = $pkg->local_section_data_names;

       This returns a list of all the names that will be recognized by the "local_section_data"


   MooseX::Declare and namespace::autoclean
       The namespace::autoclean library automatically cleans foreign routines from a class,
       including those imported by Data::Section.

       MooseX::Declare does the same thing, and can also cause your "__DATA__" section to appear
       outside your class's package.

       These are easy to address.  The Sub::Exporter::ForMethods library provides an installer
       that will cause installed methods to appear to come from the class and avoid autocleaning.
       Using an explicit "package" statement will keep the data section in the correct package.

          package Foo;

          use MooseX::Declare;
          class Foo {

            # Utility to tell Sub::Exporter modules to export methods.
            use Sub::Exporter::ForMethods qw( method_installer );

            # method_installer returns a sub.
            use Data::Section { installer => method_installer }, -setup;

            method my_method {
               my $content_ref = $self->section_data('SectionA');

               print $$content_ref;

          __[ SectionA ]__
          Hello, world.


       ·   article for RJBS Advent 2009 <>

       ·   Inline::Files does something that is at first look similar,

           but it works with source filters, and contains the warning:

             It is possible that this module may overwrite the source code in files that
             use it. To protect yourself against this possibility, you are strongly
             advised to use the -backup option described in "Safety first".

           Enough said.


       Ricardo SIGNES <>


       ·   Christian Walde <>

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       ·   David Steinbrunner <>

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       ·   Kenichi Ishigaki <>

       ·   kentfredric <>

       ·   Tatsuhiko Miyagawa <>


       This software is copyright (c) 2008 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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