Test2::Util::Ref(3) Tools for inspecting or manipulating references.


These are used by Test2::Tools to inspect, render, or manipulate references.


All exports are optional. You must specify subs to import.
$type = rtype($ref)
A normalization between "Scalar::Util::reftype()" and "ref()".

Always returns a string.

Returns 'REGEXP' for regex types

Returns '' for non-refs

Otherwise returns what "Scalar::Util::reftype()" returns.

$addr_str = render_ref($ref)
Always returns a string. For unblessed references this returns something like "SCALAR(0x...)". For blessed references it returns "My::Thing=SCALAR(0x...)". The only difference between this and "$add_str = "$thing"" is that it ignores any overloading to ensure it is always the ref address.


The source code repository for Test2-Suite can be found at http://github.com/Test-More/Test2-Suite/.


Chad Granum <[email protected]>


Chad Granum <[email protected]>
Kent Fredric <[email protected]>


Copyright 2016 Chad Granum <[email protected]>.

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