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How do I get my script to see my modules?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Aug 24, 2000 at 23:50 UTC
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I'm trying to split my code up into libraries with a .lib extension. Using require works fine, but gives me a warning that all of the references to the said libraries' subs are not defined, although it still runs the subroutine. Is there any special syntax for calling these subs? Also, when I change the extension to .pm and use "use" with the directory where the libraries are added to @INC like so:
$INC[$#INC++] = "Directory";
This seems to work ok, except when the use function is stated, the @INC array seems to reset and forget that it has been appended. Any suggestions on either way of doing this?

Answer: How do I get my script to see my modules?
contributed by Shendal

You don't want to modify @INC directly (that can break autoloading and/or architecture specific directories may not get added properly). It's much safer to do it this way:

use lib ('/path','/path/to/another/dir'); require 'foo.pl';
Hope that helps,
Shendal
Answer: How do I get my script to see my modules?
contributed by Anonymous Monk

If your modules are installed in a subdirectory of the location of your script, you can try the following:

use File::Basename; use lib dirname( $0 ); use MyModule;
Dave

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