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NAME ^

Perl::WhichPhase

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Perl::WhichPhase qw- :in block -;

 if(block eq 'BEGIN') {
   print "We are in a BEGIN block\n";
 }

 if(in_END) {
   print "We are finishing up\n";
 }

DESCRIPTION ^

This module allows determination of the phase the Perl compiler and interpreter are in, one of BEGIN, INIT, END, or CHECK, or undefined if none of the four apply.

METHODS ^

All of the functions listed here are importable. The import tag :in may be used to name all the functions beginning with in_.

block

This will return one of the four strings BEGIN, INIT, END, or CHECK if Perl is current running that phase. If Perl is not running one of those phases, then this will return undef.

in_BEGIN

This will return true of the code is being run in a BEGIN block.

in_CHECK

This will return true of the code is being run in a CHECK block.

in_CODE

This will return true if the code is not being run in any of the four phases.

in_END

This will return true of the code is being run in an END block.

in_INIT

This will return true of the code is being run in an INIT block.

AUTHOR ^

James G. Smith <jsmith@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2002 Texas A&M University. All Rights Reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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