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Hi All

I am sure this is a really simple question but cant figure out how to search for it (I'm not the sharpest stick in the box with Perl anyway tbh). This is a general Perl question, but I am using Moose so a Moose solution would be ok. Suppose I have 2 classes:

package Parent; use Moose; sub who_am_i{ return __PACKAGE__; } package Child; extends 'Parent'; ... some specific Child methods ...

Now if I do

my $child = Child->new; print $child->who_am_i;

I get Parent not Child. (At least this is what seems to happen from my experimentation. Unless I am doing something wrong!)

Is there a way the who_am_i method can be placed in the parent class, but return the package name of the actual initiated class (the child) ?

Sorry for such a basic question!


In reply to find the package name of an inherited object from inside the parent by tomgracey

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