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       Keyword::Simple - define new keywords in pure Perl


        package Some::Module;

        use Keyword::Simple;

        sub import {
            # create keyword 'provided', expand it to 'if' at parse time
            Keyword::Simple::define 'provided', sub {
                my ($ref) = @_;
                substr($$ref, 0, 0) = 'if';  # inject 'if' at beginning of parse buffer

        sub unimport {
            # lexically disable keyword again
            Keyword::Simple::undefine 'provided';



       Warning: This module is still new and experimental. The API may change in future versions.
       The code may be buggy.

       This module lets you implement new keywords in pure Perl. To do this, you need to write a
       module and call "Keyword::Simple::define" in your "import" method. Any keywords defined
       this way will be available in the lexical scope that's currently being compiled.

           Takes two arguments, the name of a keyword and a coderef. Injects the keyword in the
           lexical scope currently being compiled. For every occurrence of the keyword, your
           coderef will be called with one argument: A reference to a scalar holding the rest of
           the source code (following the keyword).

           You can modify this scalar in any way you like and after your coderef returns, perl
           will continue parsing from that scalar as if its contents had been the real source
           code in the first place.

           Takes one argument, the name of a keyword. Disables that keyword in the lexical scope
           that's currently being compiled. You can call this from your "unimport" method to make
           the "no Foo;" syntax work.


       This module depends on the pluggable keyword API introduced in perl 5.12. Older versions
       of perl are not supported.

       Every new keyword is actually a complete statement by itself. The parsing magic only
       happens afterwards. This means that e.g. the code in the "SYNOPSIS" actually does this:

         provided ($foo > 2) {

         # expands to

         ; if
         ($foo > 2) {

       The ";" represents a no-op statement, the "if" was injected by the Perl code, and the rest
       of the file is unchanged.

       This also means your new keywords can only occur at the beginning of a statement, not
       embedded in an expression.

       Keywords in the replacement part of a "s//.../e" substitution aren't handled correctly and
       break parsing.

       There are barely any tests.


       After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the "perldoc" command.

           perldoc Keyword::Simple

       You can also look for information at <>.

       To see a list of open bugs, visit

       To report a new bug, send an email to "bug-Keyword-Simple [at]".


       Lukas Mai, "<l.mai at>"


       Copyright (C) 2012, 2013 Lukas Mai.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or
       the Artistic License.

       See for more information.