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Re^3: Writing Modules/namespace polution

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Mar 16, 2005 at 18:13 UTC ( #440069=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Writing Modules/namespace polution
in thread Writing Modules/namespace polution

Doing a "use Exporter;" will not do anything different than a "require Exporter;" because the import() function in Exporter doesn't do anything because Exporter doesn't define @EXPORT or @EXPORT_OK.

The only difference between "use base Exporter;" and either "use Exporter;" or "require Exporter;" is that "use base" will modify @ISA for you and the others make you modify it yourself. You either have to have Exporter in your @ISA or have done something like *import = \&Exporter::import; to get the benefits of Exporter.

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