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NAME ^

YAML::XS - Perl YAML Serialization using XS and libyaml

SYNOPSIS ^

    use YAML::XS;

    my $yaml = Dump [ 1..4 ];
    my $array = Load $yaml;

DESCRIPTION ^

Kirill Siminov's libyaml is arguably the best YAML implementation. The C library is written precisely to the YAML 1.1 specification. It was originally bound to Python and was later bound to Ruby.

This module is a Perl XS binding to libyaml which offers Perl the best YAML support to date.

This module exports the functions Dump, Load, DumpFile and LoadFile. These functions are intended to work exactly like YAML.pm's corresponding functions. Only Load and Dump are exported by default.

CONFIGURATION ^

$YAML::XS::UseCode
$YAML::XS::DumpCode
$YAML::XS::LoadCode

If enabled supports deparsing and evaling of code blocks.

$YAML::XS::QuoteNumericStrings

When true (the default) strings that look like numbers but have not been numified will be quoted when dumping.

This ensures leading that things like leading zeros and other formatting are preserved.

$YAML::XS::Boolean (since v0.67)

Default is undef.

When set to "JSON::PP" or "boolean", the plain (unquoted) strings true and false will be loaded as JSON::PP::Boolean or boolean.pm objects. Those objects will be dumped again as plain "true" or "false".

It will try to load JSON::PP or boolean and die if it can't be loaded.

With that it's possible to add new "real" booleans to a data structure:

      local $YAML::XS::Boolean = "JSON::PP"; # or "boolean"
      my $data = Load("booltrue: true");
      $data->{boolfalse} = JSON::PP::false;
      my $yaml = Dump($data);
      # boolfalse: false
      # booltrue: true

It also allows to let booleans survive when loading YAML via YAML::XS and encode it in JSON via one of the various JSON encoders, which mostly support JSON::PP booleans.

Please note that JSON::PP::Booolean and boolean.pm behave a bit differently. Ideally you should only use them in boolean context.

If not set, booleans are loaded as special perl variables PL_sv_yes and PL_sv_no, which have the disadvantage that they are readonly, and you can't add those to an existing data structure with pure perl.

If you simply need to load "perl booleans" that are true or false in boolean context, you will be fine with the default setting.

USING YAML::XS WITH UNICODE ^

Handling unicode properly in Perl can be a pain. YAML::XS only deals with streams of utf8 octets. Just remember this:

    $perl = Load($utf8_octets);
    $utf8_octets = Dump($perl);

There are many, many places where things can go wrong with unicode. If you are having problems, use Devel::Peek on all the possible data points.

SEE ALSO ^

AUTHOR ^

Ingy döt Net <ingy@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright 2007-2017. Ingy döt Net.

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

See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html

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