Test2::Util::Stash(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Test2::Util::Stash(3)

Test2::Util::Stash - Utilities for manipulating stashes and globs.

This is a collection of utilities for manipulating and inspecting package stashes and globs.

$stash = get_stash($package)
Gets the package stash. This is the same as "$stash = \%Package::Name::".
$sym_spec = parse_symbol($symbol)
$sym_spec = parse_symbol($symbol, $package)
Parse a symbol name, and return a hashref with info about the symbol.

$symbol can be a simple name, or a fully qualified symbol name. The sigil is optional, and "&" is assumed if none is provided. If $symbol is fully qualified, and $package is also provided, then the package of the symbol must match the $package.

Returns a structure like this:

return {
    name    => 'BAZ',
    sigil   => '$',
    type    => 'SCALAR',
    symbol  => '&Foo::Bar::BAZ',
    package => 'Foo::Bar',
$glob_ref = get_glob($symbol)
$glob_ref = get_glob($symbol, $package)
Get a glob ref. Arguments are the same as for "parse_symbol".
$ref = get_symbol($symbol)
$ref = get_symbol($symbol, $package)
Get a reference to the symbol. Arguments are the same as for "parse_symbol".
$ref = purge_symbol($symbol)
$ref = purge_symbol($symbol, $package)
Completely remove the symbol from the package symbol table. Arguments are the same as for "parse_symbol". A reference to the removed symbol is returned.
$sig = slot_to_sig($slot)
Convert a slot (like 'SCALAR') to a sigil (like '$').
$slot = sig_to_slot($sig)
Convert a sigil (like '$') to a slot (like 'SCALAR').

The source code repository for Test2-Suite can be found at https://github.com/Test-More/Test2-Suite/.

Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>

Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>

Copyright 2018 Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>.

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2021-07-27 perl v5.34.0