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I'm afraid my original post wasn't entirely clear. Consider the following code:
package Foo; my @objects; sub new { my $self = bless {}, shift; push @objects, $self; return $self; } sub DESTROY { print "bye bye" } package main; { my $foo = Foo->new; } ETERNITY: while(1) { # DESTROY is NOT called yet. }
When you run this, "bye bye" is not printed while we're waiting inside ETERNITY because @Foo::objects still holds a reference to $foo, even though its instantiation happened inside a scope we've since left.

What I want to be able to do is to discover whether and where similar @Foo::objects-like data structures exist in a large code base. So I need to walk the symbol tables and probe what's there. How do I find such symbols? Can I?

In reply to Re^2: Who's referencing my variables? by Anonymous Monk
in thread Who's referencing my variables? by RutgerVos

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