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Module::Functions - Get function list from package.


package My::Class;
use parent qw/Exporter/;
use Module::Functions;
our @EXPORT = get_public_functions();


Module::Functions is a library to get a public functions list from package. It is useful to create a exportable function list.


my @functions = get_public_functions()

my @functions = get_public_functions($package)

Get a public function list from the package.

If you don't pass the $package parameter, the function use caller(0) as a source package.

This function does not get a function, that imported from other package.

For example:

package Foo;
use File::Spec::Functions qw/catfile/;
sub foo { }

In this case, return value of get_public_functions('Foo') does not contain 'catfile'. Return value is ('foo').


This get_public_functions removes some function names.

Rules are here:

  • BEGIN, UNITCHECK, CHECK, INIT, and END are hidden.
  • 'import' method is hidden
  • function name prefixed by '_' is hidden.

my @functions = get_full_functions();

my @functions = get_full_functions($package)

This function get ALL functions. ALL means functions that were imported from other packages. And included specially named functions(BEGIN , UNITCHECK , CHECK , INIT and END). Of course, included also private functions( ex. _foo ).


Tokuhiro Matsuno <tokuhirom AAJKLFJEF@ GMAIL COM>


Exporter::Auto have same feature of this module, but it stands on very tricky thing.

Class::Inspector finds the function list. But it does not check the function defined at here or imported from other package.


Copyright (C) Tokuhiro Matsuno

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