After seeing thousands of useful API functions in the WordPress core, I'm surprised to discover today that there ain't a function that would list the active plug-ins. I don't know you but I'm quite surprised at that.
I was wondering if there is a reason for missing that? If so, I'd like to know about it.
And, if there is a quick PHP snippet you know of that could give you a list of active plugins, ( the same way that a
get_post_types('','names'); does for CPT's or
get_taxonomies('','names'); does for CTs ), I'd appreciate it if you provide the code.