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').


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Chad Granum <>


Chad Granum <>


Copyright 2016 Chad Granum <>.

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