May 26, 2018
Simple string tokenizer
A simple string tokenizer which takes a string and splits it on whitespace. It also optionally takes a string of characters to use as delimiters, and returns them with the token set as well. This allows for splitting the string in many different ways.
This is a very basic tokenizer, so more complex needs should be either addressed with a custom written tokenizer or post-processing of the output generated by this module. Basically, this will not fill everyones needs, but it spans a gap between simple split / /, $string and the other options that involve much larger and complex modules.
Also note that this is not a lexical analyser. Many people confuse tokenization with lexical analysis. A tokenizer mearly splits its input into specific chunks, a lexical analyzer classifies those chunks. Sometimes these two steps are combined, but not here.