method name

Documentation for method name assembled from the following types:

class X::Attribute::NoPackage

From X::Attribute::NoPackage

(X::Attribute::NoPackage) method name

method name(--> Str:D)

Returns the name of the attribute

class X::Attribute::Package

From X::Attribute::Package

(X::Attribute::Package) method name

method name(--> Str:D)

Returns the name of the attribute that triggered this error.

class X::Attribute::Required

From X::Attribute::Required

(X::Attribute::Required) method name

method name(--> Str:D)

Returns the name of the attribute.

class X::Bind::NativeType

From X::Bind::NativeType

(X::Bind::NativeType) method name

method name(--> Str:D)

Returns the name of the variable.

class X::Dynamic::NotFound

From X::Dynamic::NotFound

(X::Dynamic::NotFound) method name

method name(--> Str:D)

Returns the name of the variable that has not been found.

class X::IO::Link

From X::IO::Link

(X::IO::Link) method name

Returns the name of the link that could not be created.

class X::IO::Symlink

From X::IO::Symlink

(X::IO::Symlink) method name

Returns the path that symlink failed to create.

class X::Signature::NameClash

From X::Signature::NameClash

(X::Signature::NameClash) method name

method name(--> Str:D)

Returns the name that was used for more than one parameter.

class Routine

From Routine

(Routine) method name

method name(Routine:D: --> Str:D)

Returns the name of the sub or method.

class Attribute

From Attribute

(Attribute) method name

Defined as:

method name(Attribute:D: --> Str:D)

Returns the name of the attribute. Note that this is always the private name, so if an attribute is declared as has $.a, the name returned is $!a.

class Foo {
    has @!bar;
my $a = Foo.^attributes(:local)[0];
say $;            # OUTPUT: «@!bar␤»

role Encoding

From Encoding

(Encoding) method name

method name(--> Str)

Abstract method that would return the primary name of the encoding.

role Systemic

From Systemic

(Systemic) method name

Instance method returning the name of the object.

class Metamodel::DefiniteHOW

From Metamodel::DefiniteHOW

(Metamodel::DefiniteHOW) method name

method name($definite_type)

Returns the name of a definite type.

role Metamodel::Naming

From Metamodel::Naming

(Metamodel::Naming) method name

method name($type)

Returns the name of the metaobject, if any.

say 42.^name;       # OUTPUT: «Int␤»

class Scalar

From Scalar

(Scalar) method name

method name(Scalar:D: --> Str)

Returns the name associated with the container.


my $x = 42;
say $;                # OUTPUT: «$x»

class Thread

From Thread

(Thread) method name

method name(Thread:D: --> Str:D)

Returns the user defined string, which can optionally be set during object creation in order to identify the Thread, or '<anon>' if no such string was specified.

my $t1 = => { for 1..5 -> $v { say $v }});
my $t2 = => { for 1..5 -> $v { say $v }}name => 'my thread');
say $;                 # OUTPUT: «<anon>␤» 
say $;                 # OUTPUT: «my thread␤»

class Label

From Label

(Label) method name

Defined as:

method name()

Not terribly useful, returns the name of the defined label:

A: while True {
  say OUTPUT: «A␤» 
  last A;

class Variable

From Variable

(Variable) method name

method name(Variable:D: str)

Returns the name of the variable, including the sigil.

class ForeignCode

From ForeignCode

(ForeignCode) method name

method name()

Returns the name of the enclosed code, or <anon> if it has not received any.

class Parameter

From Parameter

(Parameter) method name

Defined as:

method name(Parameter:D: --> Str:D)

Returns the parameter name, which includes all sigils and twigils. This name is used internally when applied to code, or in a declaration to determine the declared the name. This name is not necessarily usable by a caller – if it is, it will also appear as an alias. Often, the name will be chosen descriptively as a form of self-documentation.

If the parameter is anonymous, an empty string will be returned.

Note: Before Rakudo version 2020.08 the return value for an anonymous parameter was Nil.

my Signature $sig = :(Str $xBool);
say $sig.params[0].name;                 # OUTPUT: «$x␤» 
say $sig.params[1].name;                 # OUTPUT: «␤» 

class Pod::Block::Named

From Pod::Block::Named

(Pod::Block::Named) method name

method name(--> Str:D)

Returns the name of the block.

class Encoding::Registry

From Encoding::Registry

(Encoding::Registry) method name

method register(Encoding $enc --> Nil)

Register a new Encoding.