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       PPI::Document::File - A Perl Document located in a specific file


       WARNING: This class is experimental, and may change without notice

       PPI::Document::File provides a PPI::Document subclass that represents a Perl document
       stored in a specific named file.


         my $file = PPI::Document::File->new( '' );

       The "new" constructor works the same as for the regular one, except that the only params
       allowed is a file name. You cannot create an "anonymous" PPI::Document::File object, not
       can you create an empty one.

       Returns a new PPI::Document::File object, or "undef" on error.

         # Save to the file we were loaded from

         # Save a copy to somewhere else
         $file->save( '' );

       The "save" method works similarly to the one in the parent PPI::Document class, saving a
       copy of the document to a file.

       The difference with this subclass is that if "save" is not passed any filename, it will
       save it back to the file it was loaded from.

       Note: When saving to a different file, it is considered to be saving a copy and so the
       value returned by the "filename" accessor will stay the same, and not change to the new


       - May need to overload some methods to forcefully prevent Document objects becoming
       children of another Node.


       See the support section in the main module.


       Adam Kennedy <>


       Copyright 2001 - 2011 Adam Kennedy.

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

       The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.