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Poor man's Exporter.

by shotgunefx (Parson)
on Mar 28, 2002 at 03:16 UTC ( #154883=snippet: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Description: Exporting is bad 'mkay. This came out of a discussion here. I use Exporter to manage my exports. This is not intended to replace it but merely for illustrative purposes for anyone who is thinking about rolling their own import. Doesn't support :tags (easily done though) , but does support @EXPORT, @EXPORT_OK, @EXPORT_FAIL and $VERSION checking.
Update Fixed bug. Wasn't removing the modulename from @_, which meant it tried to import a var with the name specified in use.
our @EXPORT    = qw (@array $VAR );
our @EXPORT_OK = qw($OK_ONLY); 
our @EXPORT_FAIL  = qw ($DONTDOIT);

sub import {
    no strict 'refs';
    my $used_name = shift ; # Remove the Module name.

    my ($Version) = grep { m/^\d[\d.]*$/} @_;
    my @ex =  grep { !m/^(\d[\d\.]+)$/} @_;
    die "Insufficient or missing \$VERSION: $VERSION, $Version require
+d." if $Version  && $VERSION <= $Version;
    push @ex, @EXPORT ;
    my %EXP  = map {($_,'mKay')} @EXPORT,@EXPORT_OK;
    $EXP{$_} = 'Bad' for @EXPORT_FAIL;
    my $that_pack = caller();
    foreach (@ex){
        next if m/^\d[\d\.]+$/;
        die "Denied. Can't export $_" if $EXP{$_} eq 'Bad';
        die "Can't export unknown symbol $_" unless $EXP{$_} eq 'mKay'
+;
        m/^([\@\$\*\&\%]?)(\w+)/;
        my ($t,$v) = ($1,$2);
        $t = '&' unless $t;
        *{$that_pack.'::'.$v} = $t eq '@' && \@{$v} || $t eq '%' && \%
+{$v} || 
                    $t eq '&' && \&{$v} || $t eq '$' && \${$v} || 
                    $t eq '*' && \*{$v} || \*{$_};
    }

}
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