Sub::Name

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
Updated: 2014-09-04
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NAME

Sub::Name - (re)name a sub  

VERSION

version 0.12  

SYNOPSIS

    use Sub::Name;

    subname $name, $subref;

    $subref = subname foo => sub { ... };

 

DESCRIPTION

This module has only one function, which is also exported by default:  

subname NAME, CODEREF

Assigns a new name to referenced sub. If package specification is omitted in the name, then the current package is used. The return value is the sub.

The name is only used for informative routines (caller, Carp, etc). You won't be able to actually invoke the sub by the given name. To allow that, you need to do glob-assignment yourself.

Note that for anonymous closures (subs that reference lexicals declared outside the sub itself) you can name each instance of the closure differently, which can be very useful for debugging.  

SEE ALSO

Sub::Identify - for getting information about subs
Sub::Util - set_subname is another implementation of "subname"
 

AUTHOR

Matthijs van Duin <xmath@cpan.org>  

CONTRIBUTORS

Karen Etheridge <ether@cpan.org>
Florian Ragwitz <rafl@debian.org>
Matthijs van Duin <xmath-no-spam@nospam.cpan.org>
Reini Urban <rurban@cpanel.net>
Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsa°ker <ilmari@ilmari.org>
gfx <gfuji@cpan.org>
J.R. Mash <jmash.code@gmail.com>
 

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2004, 2008 by Matthijs van Duin, all rights reserved; copyright (c) 2014 cPanel Inc., all rights reserved.

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


 

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NAME
VERSION
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
subname NAME, CODEREF
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
CONTRIBUTORS
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE