in reply to modifying @INC other than use lib?

The advantage of using use lib is that it also adds the directory specific to the architecture.

Quick-and-very-dirty workarounds:

The first solution seems the one to go if you want to give these headless advices a try. I only hope merlyn's hammer won't be too heavy on me!

Update: fixed 8-PM typo, thanks to eric256 for signaling!

Flavio (perl -e "print(scalar(reverse('ti.xittelop@oivalf')))")

Don't fool yourself.