[Chicago-talk] Object interogation

Jay Strauss me at heyjay.com
Tue Oct 25 06:09:21 PDT 2005


During the Ruby presentation, we saw that Ruby provides for object 
interrogation/inspection/whatever_its_called - that is you can ask an 
object what methods it responds to, and I think ask it what it's 
attributes are too.

Can you do the same with Perl?  I know you can ->can, but that requires 
prior knowledge of method names.  I can't think of how you'd get object 

So is/are there functions in Perl that return a list of methods and/or 
attributes on a given object/class?

If not in Perl5 how about Perl6?


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