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What does ^methods really tell you?

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Joseph Brenner
July 31, 2018 02:26
What does ^methods really tell you?
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I originally thought that $var.^methods gave you a list of all
available methods on $var, but it looks like it doesn't (always?)
report on inherited methods.

my $stringy = '3.14159';
say $stringy.^name;
  # Str
say $stringy.^mro;
  # ((Str) (Cool) (Any) (Mu))

The list returned from checking $stringy is the same as just
checking (Str):


And it includes none of the (Cool) methods:


For example, trig functions like "cos" are part of the (Cool)
list, but are not in the $stringy.^methods list, though you can
call clearly them:

  say $stringy.cos

I guess this seems to work to give you the full list of available


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