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Re: Automatically load module on startup?

by bms (Monk)
on Mar 09, 2012 at 04:30 UTC ( #958620=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Automatically load module on startup?

Without knowing your exact requirements, you may want to take a look at the Autoloader module. If you need certain functions available for one one liners from an assortment of modules that you only need a subroutine or two from, AutoLoader may be a good option. Although this is a bit of work, and requires writing .al files.

If you're interested in AutoLoader, you may also want to check out this short guide.

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Re^2: Automatically load module on startup?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Mar 09, 2012 at 05:46 UTC

    I haven't used AutoLoader in ages. How would you use it to load a module every time someone invokes perl?

      AutoLoader doesn't load modules. If perl receives an undefined subroutine, it starts looking in the auto directory for it. If it finds the proper .al file, it uses it.

      Despite AutoLoader not loading full modules, it may be something that the OP may want to look at.

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