libtest-refcount-perl - Perl module to assert reference counts

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename libtest-refcount-perl_0.08-1_all.deb
Package name libtest-refcount-perl
Package version 0.08
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category devel::lang:perl devel::library implemented-in::perl perl role::shared-lib
License -
Maintainer Debian Perl Group <>
Download size 11.09 KB
Installed size 55.00 KB
Test::Refcount asserts that an object's reference count is as expected. Since
Perl's automatic memory management algorithm uses reference counting to keep
track of which 'things' (ie, scalars, objects, etc.) are in use, problems
like circular references (where a variable points to itself) can prevent Perl
from properly freeing them.
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
the Devel::FindRef module. It is probably most useful as part of a
comprehensive module author test suite.


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libtest-refcount-perl_0.08-1_all.deb 0.08 all Debian Main
libtest-refcount-perl - - -


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Binary Package libtest-refcount-perl_0.08-1_all.deb
Source Package libtest-refcount-perl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libtest-refcount-perl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libtest-refcount-perl




2014-05-23 - gregor herrmann <>
libtest-refcount-perl (0.08-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Update years of upstream copyright.
2014-05-18 - gregor herrmann <>
libtest-refcount-perl (0.07-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ansgar Burchardt ]
* debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git.
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/control: update {versioned,alternative} (build) dependencies.
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change based URIs to based URIs
[ Axel Beckert ]
* debian/copyright: migrate pre-1.0 format to 1.0 using "cme fix dpkg-
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Make build dependency and Suggests on libdevel-findref-perl versioned.
(Closes: #711616)
* Update years of packaging copyright.
* Move Module::Build from Build-Depends-Indep to Build-Depends.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.5.
2011-04-25 - gregor herrmann <>
libtest-refcount-perl (0.07-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 8.
* Add /me to Uploaders.
* debian/copyright: update years of copyright, formatting, and pointers to
* Set Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no further changes).
* Update (build) dependencies.
2009-11-25 - Jonathan Yu <>
libtest-refcount-perl (0.06-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jonathan Yu ]
* New upstream release
* Test::More has been available in core forever (no need to add
depends for perl >= 5.10 | libtest-simple-perl)
* Standards-Version 3.8.3 (no changes)
* Build using Makefile.PL (traditional) rather than Build.PL
* Bump debhelper requirement down to 7
* Suggest Devel::FindRef (no longer required upstream)
[ Nathan Handler ]
* debian/watch: Update to ignore development releases.
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* debian/control: Changed: Replace versioned (build-)dependency on
perl (>= 5.6.0-{12,16}) with an unversioned dependency on perl (as
permitted by Debian Policy 3.8.3).
[ Ryan Niebur ]
* Update jawnsy's email address
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/control: Changed: (build-)depend on perl instead of perl-
* Minimize debian/rules.
2009-05-05 - Jonathan Yu <>
libtest-refcount-perl (0.04-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release. (Closes: #527117)

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