in reply to Re^3: require mystery
in thread require mystery

Yes, I see, and like your custom function. The code had been working previously with an expression eval before I altered it to the FIRST block eval.

Did you notice how I was thrown off by the success nearby of the SECOND block eval which survived all versions:

eval {$pathtool->import("mkpath")}; #OK

which would not then seem right either if similarly translated as ..(though it may be right?)..: