Compiling a package into a namespace
david at cantrell.org.uk
Fri Apr 11 20:03:30 BST 2008
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 07:52:56PM +0100, Simon Wistow wrote:
> This is very possibly one of those "You're asking the wrong question"
> questions but what the hell.
It's more a case of "you're not telling us enough" :-)
> I have a mod_perl app and I want to load a package called 'foo' defined
> in ~/simon/a/foo.pm. However I also want to load a package called 'foo'
> defined in ~/simon/b/foo.pm
> This will cause problems.
Assuming that ~simon is in @INC, then ...
will load them both. Which (ignoring the effect on %INC and any
importing) is equivalent to loading a single file that reads ...
# stuff from .../a/foo.pm
# stuff from .../b/foo.pm
which is Just Fine. Or are you worried about, eg, both of them defining
a subroutine with the same name?
header FROM_DAVID_CANTRELL From =~ /david.cantrell/i
describe FROM_DAVID_CANTRELL Message is from David Cantrell
score FROM_DAVID_CANTRELL 15.72 # This figure from experimentation
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