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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