Test2::Util::Ref - Tools for inspecting or manipulating references.


Test2::Util::Ref - Tools for inspecting or manipulating references.


These are used by Test2::Tools to inspect, render, or manipulate references.


All exports are optional. You must specify subs to import.

$type = rtype($ref)

A normalization between Scalar::Util::reftype() and ref().

Always returns a string.

Returns 'REGEXP' for regex types

Returns '' for non-refs

Otherwise returns what Scalar::Util::reftype() returns.

$addr_str = render_ref($ref)

Always returns a string. For unblessed references this returns something like "SCALAR(0x...)". For blessed references it returns "My::Thing=SCALAR(0x...)". The only difference between this and $add_str = "$thing" is that it ignores any overloading to ensure it is always the ref address.


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


Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>


Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>
Kent Fredric <kentnl@cpan.org>


Copyright 2017 Chad Granum <exodist@cpan.org>.

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