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       PPI::Token::Word - The generic "word" Token


         isa PPI::Token
             isa PPI::Element


       A "PPI::Token::Word" object is a PPI-specific representation of several different types of
       word-like things, and is one of the most common Token classes found in typical documents.

       Specifically, it includes not only barewords, but also any other valid Perl identifier
       including non-operator keywords and core functions, and any include "::" separators inside
       it, as long as it fits the format of a class, function, etc.


       There are no methods available for "PPI::Token::Word" beyond those provided by its
       PPI::Token and PPI::Element parent classes.

       We expect to add additional methods to help further resolve a Word as a function, method,
       etc over time.  If you need such a thing right now, look at Perl::Critic::Utils.

       Returns the value of the Word as a string.  This assumes (often incorrectly) that the Word
       is a bareword and not a function, method, keyword, etc.  This differs from "content"
       because "Foo'Bar" expands to "Foo::Bar".

       Answers whether this is the name of a method in a method call. Returns true if yes, false
       if no, and nothing if unknown.


       - Add "function", "method" etc detector methods


       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.