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Re: Hiding the Module 'Path'

by wog (Curate)
on Jan 26, 2002 at 08:12 UTC ( #141724=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Hiding the Module 'Path'

I would say this is not good. Not only is there the namespace conflicts issue you mentioned, but there is also an issue of how use works. use MODULE; is equivilent to BEGIN { require MODULE; MODULE->import(); }. This shortcut makes it so use will not be able to run the import method on the module in question, which can greatly affect how a module works. (I am, of course, assuming that these modules being "short-cutted" are really define packages whose name begins with SnortSnarf:: or whatever.)

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[atcroft]: .oO(Then there is the effect if a site changes their timezone, such as when the International Date Line was moved by the purchase of Alaska by the US from Russia in 1867, or several places (I cannot recall off-hand) that moved from one side of the Date
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[atcroft]: .oO(Then again, you also have to be careful if you had it to the database, and be aware of any assumptions it makes (such as SQLite assuming Gregorian calendar and a day of exactly 86400 seconds)...)

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