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Id: 49472
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: PPI

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: wyant [...]

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Broken in: 1.206
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Subject: PPI does not recognize extended control character variables such as ${^MATCH}.
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The end of the perlvar documentation describes variable syntax. This includes (new to 5.6 says the 5.10 documentation) a set of variables whose names must be enclosed in curly brackets, and begin with a notional control character (e.g ${^_foo}). PPI 1.206 parses such variables as a cast followed by a block. svn revision 8908 patches PPI::Token::Unknown and PPI::Token::Magic to make these 'magic' variables, in the sense of parsing to a PPI::Token::Magic object. No, the ones beginning with ^_ do not do anything to the Perl interpreter, but they _are_ all forced into the 'main' namespace. Inline testing was added to PPI::Token::Magic to try to capture the current behavior, and the resultant file has also been added. Thanks again for PPI. Tom Wyant
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