Notes from 2002-10-16 meeting

Douglas Wilson dgwilson1 at
Sun Oct 20 04:02:15 CDT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tkil" <tkil-sdpm at>

> * Identifying References, Blessings
>   The short answer is to use the "ref" function.  There are a few
>   tricks to this, however; the main being that blessed objects will
>   return only their package name to "ref", with no indication of the
>   type of reference underlying it.  You can get the type, even of a
>   blessed reference, by stringifying it:

Included in the latest perl (5.8) is Scalar::Util::reftype which returns the
reference type of the variable even for blessed variables.



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