perl -MXDG -e 'say "Loaded modules:" and Dump \%INC'
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How does this make the one liner shorter? Isn't '->' the same length as '-M'? If I wanted to use more than one exported function (or the same function more than once) from Foo::Bar wouldn't this actually make the 1 liner longer?
It depends on the module, if Foo::Bar exports a procedural
interface by default then it won't shorten anything.
If it optionally exports functions then you have to
type them in the export list (-MFoo::Bar=blah,asdf)
in addition to the code.
Dev::Bollocks doesn't export anything so you'd need to
repeat the module name:
I often use one liners like this to test drive a module,
sometimes to filter things (eg. with Email::Valid).
I expect that the -MSome::Long::Name -e '$s=Some::Long::Name->new()' type scripts will
BTW, I've only just started using this alias so I don't
have a much of feel for it yet...