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Symbol::Util - Additional utils for Perl symbols
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NAME
    Symbol::Util - Additional utils for Perl symbols manipulation

SYNOPSIS
      use Symbol::Util ':all';

      my $caller = caller;
      *{ fetch_glob("${caller}::foo") } = sub { "this is foo" };
      my $coderef = fetch_glob("${caller}::bar", "CODE");
      sub baz { 42; }
      export_glob($caller, "baz");

      print join "\n", keys %{ stash("main") };

      delete_glob("${caller}::foo", "CODE");

      use constant PI => 3.14159265;
      delete_sub "PI";   # remove constant from public API

      require YAML;
      export_package(__PACKAGE__, "YAML", "Dump");   # import YAML::Dump
      unexport_package(__PACKAGE, "YAML");   # remove imported symbols

      no Symbol::Util;   # clean all symbols imported from Symbol::Util

DESCRIPTION
    This module provides a set of additional functions useful for Perl
    symbols manipulation.

    All Perl symbols from the same package are organized as a stash. Each
    symbol (glob) contains one or more of following slots: `SCALAR',
    `ARRAY', `HASH', `CODE', `IO', `FORMAT'. These slots are also accessible
    as standard variables or bare words.

    The Perl symbols table is directly accessible with typeglob prefix but
    it can be difficult to read and problematic if strict mode is used. Also
    the access to stash, glob and one of its slot have different syntax
    notation.

    `stash' and `fetch_glob' functions gets stash or glob without need to
    use `no strict 'refs''.

    `delete_glob' function allows to delete specific slot of symbol name
    without deleting others.

    `delete_sub' removes the symbol from class API. This symbol won't be
    available as an object method.

    `export_glob' function exports a glob to the target package.

    `export_package' works like Exporter module and allows to export symbols
    from one package to other.

    `unexport_package' allows to delete previously exported symbols.

AUTHOR
    Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@cpan.org>

LICENSE
    Copyright (c) 2009, 2012 Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@cpan.org>.

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

    See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/artistic.html

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