Perl 5 version 8.0 documentation
- prototype FUNCTION
Returns the prototype of a function as a string (or
undefif the function has no prototype). FUNCTION is a reference to, or the name of, the function whose prototype you want to retrieve.
If FUNCTION is a string starting with
CORE::, the rest is taken as a name for Perl builtin. If the builtin is not overridable (such as
qw//) or its arguments cannot be expressed by a prototype (such as
undefbecause the builtin does not really behave like a Perl function. Otherwise, the string describing the equivalent prototype is returned.