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by gods
on Feb 11, 2000 at 00:06 UTC ( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

What exact problems do you have with these modules?

use just makes <ModuleName>.pm file from @INC be evaluated at the beginning of program (BEGIN{} block). <ModuleName>.pm can define any packages it wants to, but it's not a common way of writing modules.

So, if MyModule.pm contains this code:

package NotMyModule; sub function { 1 }
you can use its functions in your program by calling them by package names, not by the name of the file:
use MyModule; NotMyModule::function;

By the way, one file can define more than one package, thus making fatpacking modules in an application possible.

Sorry if my advice was wrong.

In reply to Re: Module's name and file's name by aitap
in thread Module's name and file's name by beurive.denis

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