... as I prefer to do, write a short “stub” script which issues a use lib statement and then invokes the “real” main-program.
I'm not sure this advice is helpful at all. In truth, I think your choice of words is prone to confuse more than illuminate. The OP clearly knows how to use use; why imply wrapping a program in another program with the terms "stub" and "invoke" and "real"?
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