FAQ 7.26 How can I find out my current package?

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7.26: How can I find out my current package?

    If you're just a random program, you can do this to find out what the
    currently compiled package is:

            my $packname = __PACKAGE__;

    But, if you're a method and you want to print an error message that
    includes the kind of object you were called on (which is not necessarily
    the same as the one in which you were compiled):

            sub amethod {
                    my $self  = shift;
                    my $class = ref($self) || $self;
                    warn "called me from a $class object";


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