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P5__DATA__ - Implement Perl 5's DATA and related functionality
use P5__DATA__; # exports DATA and a slang
This module tries to mimic the behaviour of
__END__ and the associated
DATA file handle of Perl 5 as closely as possible.
Text after __DATA__ may be read via the filehandle "PACKNAME::DATA", where "PACKNAME" is the package that was current when the __DATA__ token was encountered. The filehandle is left open pointing to the line after __DATA__. The program should "close DATA" when it is done reading from it. (Leaving it open leaks filehandles if the module is reloaded for any reason, so it's a safer practice to close it.) For compatibility with older scripts written before __DATA__ was introduced, __END__ behaves like __DATA__ in the top level script (but not in files loaded with "require" or "do") and leaves the remaining contents of the file accessible via "main::DATA".
END functions in the same was as DATA.
Elizabeth Mattijsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/P5__DATA__ . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.
Copyright 2018 Elizabeth Mattijsen
Re-imagined from Perl 5 as part of the CPAN Butterfly Plan.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.