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NAME ^

pmeth - show a Perl class's methods

DESCRIPTION ^

Given a class name, print out all methods available to that class. It does this by loading in the class module, and walking its symbol table and those of its ancestor classes. A regular method call shows up simply:

    $ pmeth IO::Socket | grep '^con'
    confess
    configure
    connect
    connected

But one that came from else where is noted with one or more "via" notations:

    DESTROY via IO::Handle
    export via Exporter via IO::Handle

A base-class method that is unavailable due to being hidden by a close derived-class method by the same name (but accessible via SUPER::) is indicated by a leading "[overridden]" before it:

    [overridden] new via IO::Handle

EXAMPLES ^

    $ pmeth IO::Socket
    AF_INET
    AF_UNIX
    INADDR_ANY
    INADDR_BROADCAST
    INADDR_LOOPBACK
    INADDR_NONE
    SOCK_DGRAM
    SOCK_RAW
    SOCK_STREAM
    accept
    bind
    carp
    confess
    configure
    connect
    connected
    croak
    getsockopt
    import
    inet_aton
    inet_ntoa
    listen
    new
    pack_sockaddr_in
    pack_sockaddr_un
    peername
    protocol
    recv
    register_domain
    send
    setsockopt
    shutdown
    sockaddr_in
    sockaddr_un
    sockdomain
    socket
    socketpair
    sockname
    sockopt
    socktype
    timeout
    unpack_sockaddr_in
    unpack_sockaddr_un
    DESTROY via IO::Handle
    SEEK_CUR via IO::Handle
    SEEK_END via IO::Handle
    SEEK_SET via IO::Handle
    _IOFBF via IO::Handle
    _IOLBF via IO::Handle
    _IONBF via IO::Handle
    _open_mode_string via IO::Handle
    autoflush via IO::Handle
    blocking via IO::Handle
    [overridden] carp via IO::Handle
    clearerr via IO::Handle
    close via IO::Handle
    [overridden] confess via IO::Handle
    constant via IO::Handle
    [overridden] croak via IO::Handle
    eof via IO::Handle
    error via IO::Handle
    fcntl via IO::Handle
    fdopen via IO::Handle
    fileno via IO::Handle
    flush via IO::Handle
    format_formfeed via IO::Handle
    format_line_break_characters via IO::Handle
    format_lines_left via IO::Handle
    format_lines_per_page via IO::Handle
    format_name via IO::Handle
    format_page_number via IO::Handle
    format_top_name via IO::Handle
    format_write via IO::Handle
    formline via IO::Handle
    gensym via IO::Handle
    getc via IO::Handle
    getline via IO::Handle
    getlines via IO::Handle
    gets via IO::Handle
    input_line_number via IO::Handle
    input_record_separator via IO::Handle
    ioctl via IO::Handle
    [overridden] new via IO::Handle
    new_from_fd via IO::Handle
    opened via IO::Handle
    output_field_separator via IO::Handle
    output_record_separator via IO::Handle
    print via IO::Handle
    printf via IO::Handle
    printflush via IO::Handle
    qualify via IO::Handle
    qualify_to_ref via IO::Handle
    read via IO::Handle
    setbuf via IO::Handle
    setvbuf via IO::Handle
    stat via IO::Handle
    sync via IO::Handle
    sysread via IO::Handle
    syswrite via IO::Handle
    truncate via IO::Handle
    ungensym via IO::Handle
    ungetc via IO::Handle
    untaint via IO::Handle
    write via IO::Handle
    _push_tags via Exporter via IO::Handle
    export via Exporter via IO::Handle
    export_fail via Exporter via IO::Handle
    export_ok_tags via Exporter via IO::Handle
    export_tags via Exporter via IO::Handle
    export_to_level via Exporter via IO::Handle
    [overridden] import via Exporter via IO::Handle
    require_version via Exporter via IO::Handle
    VERSION via UNIVERSAL
    can via UNIVERSAL
    [overridden] import via UNIVERSAL
    isa via UNIVERSAL

NOTE ^

Perl makes no distinction between functions, procedures, and methods, nor whether they are public or nominally private, nor whether a method is nominally a class method, an object method, or both. They all show up as subs in the package namespace. So if your class says use Carp, you just polluted your namespace with things like croak() and confess(), which will appear to be available as method calls on objects of your class.

SEE ALSO ^

perltoot(1), perlobj(1)

AUTHORS and COPYRIGHTS ^

Copyright (C) 1999 Tom Christiansen.

Copyright (C) 2006-2008 Mark Leighton Fisher.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: (a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option) any later version, or (b) the Perl "Artistic License". (This is the Perl 5 licensing scheme.)

Please note this is a change from the original pmtools-1.00 (still available on CPAN), as pmtools-1.00 were licensed only under the Perl "Artistic License".

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