perl-Test-Refcount - Assert reference counts on objects

Distribution: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0
Repository: OpenMandriva Contrib i586
Package name: perl-Test-Refcount
Package version: 0.80.0
Package release: 3-omv2015.0
Package architecture: noarch
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 11.66 KB
Download size: 11.87 KB
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The Perl garbage collector uses simple reference counting during the normal execution of a program. This means that cycles or unweakened references in other parts of code can keep an object around for longer than intended. To help avoid this problem, the reference count of a new object from its class constructor ought to be 1. This way, the caller can know the object will be properly DESTROYed when it drops all of its references to it. This module provides two test functions to help ensure this property holds for an object class, so as to be polite to its callers. If the assertion fails; that is, if the actual reference count is different to what was expected, a trace of references to the object is printed, using Marc Lehmann's the Devel::FindRef manpage module. See the examples below for more information.



  • perl(Test::Refcount) == 0.80.0
  • perl-Test-Refcount == 0.80.0-3:2015.0

    Install Howto

    1. Enable OpenMandriva Contrib repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install perl-Test-Refcount rpm package:
      # urpmi perl-Test-Refcount


    • /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.20.1/Test/
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Test::Refcount.3pm.xz