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NAME ^

Check::ISA - DWIM, correct checking of an object's class.

VERSION ^

Version 0.07

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Check::ISA;

    if (obj($foo, "SomeClass")) {
        $foo->some_method;
    }

    # instead of one of these methods:
    UNIVERSAL::isa($foo, "SomeClass") # WRONG
    ref $obj eq "SomeClass"; # VERY WRONG
    $foo->isa("SomeClass") # May die
    local $@; eval { $foo->isa("SomeClass") } # too long

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides several functions to assist in testing whether a value is an object, and if so asking about its class.

FUNCTIONS ^

obj $thing, [ $class ]

This function tests if $thing is an object.

If $class is provided, it also tests tests whether $thing->isa($class).

$thing is considered an object if it's blessed or a GLOB with a valid IO slot (the IO slot contains a FileHandle object which is the actual invocant). This corresponds directly to gv_fetchmethod.

obj_does $thing, [ $class_or_role ]

Just like obj but uses "DOES" in UNIVERSAL instead of "isa" in UNIVERSAL.

"DOES" in UNIVERSAL is just like isa except it's use is encouraged to query about an interface, as opposed to the object structure. If DOES is not overridden by the ebject, calling it is semantically identical to calling isa.

This is probably reccomended over obj for interoperability but can be slower on Perls before 5.10.

Note that "DOES" in UNIVERSAL

inv $thing, [ $class_or_role ]

Just like obj_does, but also returns true for classes.

Note that this method is slower, but is supposed to return true for any value you can call methods on (class, object, filehandle, etc).

Look into autobox if you would like to be able to call methods on all values.

obj_can $thing, $method
inv_can $thing, $method

Checks if $thing is an object or class, and calls can on $thing if appropriate.

SEE ALSO ^

UNIVERSAL, Params::Util, autobox, Moose, asa

REPOSITORY ^

https://github.com/manwar/Check-ISA

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-check-isa at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Check-ISA. I will be notified and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT ^

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Check::ISA

You can also look for information at:

AUTHOR ^

Yuval Kogman <nothingmuch@woobling.org>

Currently maintained by Mohammad S Anwar (MANWAR), <mohammad.anwar at yahoo.com>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2008 Yuval Kogman.

Copyright (c) 2016 Mohammad S Anwar.

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