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In terms of complexity to use, all of the proposed solutions, including yours, are about equal...

I disagree with that. I think:

use Very::Long::Module::Name as Foo;
is definitely easier to type and to the eye than:
use as qw(Very::Long::Module::Name Foo); # Package Alias approach

especially when it comes to parametrized uses. These would all work with my source filter:

use Very::Long::Module::Name as Foo qw(foo bar baz); # import foo, bar + baz use Very::Long::Module::Name as Foo (); # don't import
Package::Alias (and Abigail's approach) does not support this.

...conceptual difficulty for a Perl programmer to figure out how they work under the hood...

I also disagree here. If you know about source filters, you will see that the filter is very simple. Creating the source filter involves some strange idioms, I agree, but I can't be blamed for that. And adding some more comments should take care of instructing any other Perl programmers who take a look under the hood.

Traditional Perl modules have much lower odds of conflict.

I agree. But I see the source filter merely as a means of achieving the end now, as a prototyping tool, rather than as the way to do such a thing in the long run.

And so far nobody has commented on the API. So that at least feels right to the people who looked at this so far. I don't think there is a Perl 6 Apocalypse about this, is there?


In reply to Re: Re: use Very::Long::Module::Name as Foo; by liz
in thread use Very::Long::Module::Name as Foo; by liz

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