Template::Plugin::Dumper(3) Plugin interface to Data::Dumper


[% USE Dumper %]

[% Dumper.dump(variable) %]
[% Dumper.dump_html(variable) %]


This is a very simple Template Toolkit Plugin Interface to the Data::Dumper module. A "Dumper" object will be instantiated via the following directive:

    [% USE Dumper %]

As a standard plugin, you can also specify its name in lower case:

    [% USE dumper %]

The "Data::Dumper" "Pad", "Indent" and "Varname" options are supported as constructor arguments to affect the output generated. See Data::Dumper for further details.

    [% USE dumper(Indent=0, Pad="<br>") %]

These options can also be specified in lower case.

    [% USE dumper(indent=0, pad="<br>") %]


There are two methods supported by the "Dumper" object. Each will output into the template the contents of the variables passed to the object method.


Generates a raw text dump of the data structure(s) passed

    [% USE Dumper %]
    [% Dumper.dump(myvar) %]
    [% Dumper.dump(myvar, yourvar) %]


Generates a dump of the data structures, as per dump(), but with the characters <, > and & converted to their equivalent HTML entities and newlines converted to <br>.

    [% USE Dumper %]
    [% Dumper.dump_html(myvar) %]


Simon Matthews <[email protected]>


Copyright (C) 2000 Simon Matthews. All Rights Reserved.

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