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Re: how to find the module of a specific *method*?

by LanX (Sage)
on Oct 26, 2017 at 14:27 UTC ( #1202076=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to how to find the module of a specific function?

> the module, in which the login function appears?

Don't know what you mean with "appears" ..

  1. If you want to know which modules actually use this method (!) , ...

    ... you could use caller inside the method to report the locations at runtime.

    (not sure if applying B::Xref helps with methods)

  2. If you want to know where the method was defined ...

    ... you can might be able to use ->can to get the function's reference and use introspection with B to find the origin. (untested, will update code)

  • my $c_ref = $obj->can("method_name") will return the reference of the method
  • my ($file, $line) = get_code_location($c_ref) in Sub::Identify allows you to retrieve the original source location

the latter can be done without extra module using some half cryptic B code, but I'm reluctant digging it out.

IIRC an example can be found in the O'Reilly book "Perl Hacks" or google is your friend.

Cheers Rolf
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