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  • Perhaps you'll find Test::Weaken helpful. There's one routine, poof(). You give it a subroutine that creates your object, it runs the subroutine and frees the return values, then examines them to see which haven't actually been freed.

    This sounds contradictory, but the trick Test::Weaken uses is weak references -- that way you try to free something, but still have a reference to anything that didn't get freed. Most useful for you might be that poof() returns a list of the objects which didn't get freed

  • One thing that strikes me as curious is that you want to hook the global, instead of just Hook::LexWrap'ing the specific new method. It does seem a bit like overkill.

    Adam K