|obj $thing, [ $class ]||
This function tests if $thing is an object.
If $class is provided, it also tests tests whether $thing->isa($class).
$thing is considered an object if its blessed, or if its a GLOB with a valid IO slot (the IO slot contains a FileHandle object which is the actual invocant). This corresponds directly to gv_fetchmethod.
|obj_does $thing, [ $class_or_role ]||
Just like obj but uses DOES in UNIVERSAL instead of isa in UNIVERSAL.
DOES in UNIVERSAL is just like isa, except its use is encouraged to query about an interface, as opposed to the object structure. If DOES is not overridden by th ebject, calling it is semantically identical to calling isa.
This is probably reccomended over obj for interoperability, but can be slower on Perls before 5.10.
Note that DOES in UNIVERSAL
|inv $thing, [ $class_or_role ]||
Just like obj_does, but also returns true for classes.
Note that this method is slower, but is supposed to return true for any value you can call methods on (class, object, filehandle, etc).
|obj_can $thing, $method|
|inv_can $thing, $method||Checks if $thing is an object or class, and calls can on $thing if appropriate.|
This module is maintained using Darcs. You can get the latest version from <http://nothingmuch.woobling.org/code>, and use darcs send to commit changes.
Yuval Kogman <email@example.com>
Copyright (c) 2008 Yuval Kogman. All rights reserved This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
|perl v5.20.3||CHECK::ISA (3)||2008-07-25|