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NAME
YAML::Syck - Fast, lightweight YAML loader and dumper
VERSION
This document describes version 1.01 of YAML::Syck, released January 18,
2008.
SYNOPSIS
use YAML::Syck;
# Set this for interoperability with other YAML/Syck bindings:
# e.g. Load('Yes') becomes 1 and Load('No') becomes ''.
$YAML::Syck::ImplicitTyping = 1;
$data = Load($yaml);
$yaml = Dump($data);
# $file can be an IO object, or a filename
$data = LoadFile($file);
DumpFile($file, $data);
# A string with multiple YAML streams in it
$yaml = Dump(@data);
@data = Load($yaml);
DESCRIPTION
This module provides a Perl interface to the libsyck data serialization
library. It exports the "Dump" and "Load" functions for converting Perl
data structures to YAML strings, and the other way around.
NOTE: If you are working with other language's YAML/Syck bindings (such
as Ruby), please set $YAML::Syck::ImplicitTyping to 1 before calling the
"Load"/"Dump" functions. The default setting is for preserving
backward-compatibility with "YAML.pm".
FLAGS
$YAML::Syck::Headless
Defaults to false. Setting this to a true value will make "Dump" omit
the leading "---\n" marker.
$YAML::Syck::SortKeys
Defaults to false. Setting this to a true value will make "Dump" sort
hash keys.
$YAML::Syck::SingleQuote
Defaults to false. Setting this to a true value will make "Dump" always
emit single quotes instead of bare strings.
$YAML::Syck::ImplicitTyping
Defaults to false. Setting this to a true value will make "Load"
recognize various implicit types in YAML, such as unquoted "true",
"false", as well as integers and floating-point numbers. Otherwise, only
"~" is recognized to be "undef".
$YAML::Syck::ImplicitUnicode
Defaults to false. For Perl 5.8.0 or later, setting this to a true value
will make "Load" set Unicode flag on for every string that contains
valid UTF8 sequences, and make "Dump" return a unicode string.
Regardless of this flag, Unicode strings are dumped verbatim without
escaping; byte strings with high-bit set will be dumped with backslash
escaping.
However, because YAML does not distinguish between these two kinds of
strings, so this flag will affect loading of both variants of strings.
$YAML::Syck::ImplicitBinary
Defaults to false. For Perl 5.8.0 or later, setting this to a true value
will make "Dump" generate Base64-encoded "!!binary" data for all
non-Unicode scalars containing high-bit bytes.
$YAML::Syck::UseCode / $YAML::Syck::LoadCode / $YAML::Syck::DumpCode
These flags control whether or not to try and eval/deparse perl source
code; each of them defaults to false.
Setting $YAML::Syck::UseCode to a true value is equivalent to setting
both $YAML::Syck::LoadCode and $YAML::Syck::DumpCode to true.
BUGS
Dumping Glob/IO values does not work yet.
CAVEATS
This module implements the YAML 1.0 spec. To deal with data in YAML 1.1,
please use the "YAML::XS" module instead.
The current implementation bundles libsyck source code; if your system
has a site-wide shared libsyck, it will *not* be used.
Tag names such as "!!perl/hash:Foo" is blessed into the package "Foo",
but the "!hs/foo" and "!!hs/Foo" tags are blessed into "hs::Foo". Note
that this holds true even if the tag contains non-word characters; for
example, "!haskell.org/Foo" is blessed into "haskell.org::Foo". Please
use Class::Rebless to cast it into other user-defined packages.
SEE ALSO
YAML, JSON::Syck
<http://www.yaml.org/>
AUTHORS
Audrey Tang <cpan@audreyt.org>
COPYRIGHT
Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by Audrey Tang <cpan@audreyt.org>.
This software is released under the MIT license cited below.
The libsyck code bundled with this library is released by "why the lucky
stiff", under a BSD-style license. See the COPYING file for details.
The "MIT" License
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permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
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