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Let me get this straight:
  • ~/abc/moo.pl
  • ~/abc/cow.pm
  • ~/zyx/cow.pm
  • current directory is ~/zyx

moo.pl has:

  • use cow
  • use lib 'cow'

When i execute moo.pl, . is set to ~/zyx, so:

  • use cow means ~/zyx/cow.pm
  • use lib 'cow' means ~/abc/cow.pm

Did i get it right that, basically, there is a difference between the "current" directory and the directory of the pl file. Or, put another way, if i keep all my project files in the same directory, like we do during development, and the directory may change, and the directory i execute it from may change, "use lib" will work "as expected".


In reply to Re^3: Including files by chacham
in thread Including files by Juerd

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