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Using objects where you don't know the module's name until run time.

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Nov 07, 2000 at 03:17 UTC
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Description:

I'm trying to build a wrapper class to hold one of an arbitrary number of "plug-in" modules. My motive here is to load the module, and then pass calls from the outside world to that module, failing gracefully if it can't perform the function. I get the name of the module out of a database query. I can do require $string no problem, but the issue then becomes how do I say $string->new?

Answer: Using objects where you don't know the module's name until run time.
contributed by tye

$string->new()
Yes, it really is that simple.

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