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Aahh, I see now - at the time the leading '::' wasn't abundantly clear (as if anything ever is? :-) How on earth did you find out about that - there's nothing in the perldoc for it ?

Awesome, ground-breaking (for me) discovery.

Many thanx again ... tobyink++++

A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))

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Re^6: "warn" is your best friend
by tobyink (Canon) on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:22 UTC

    When you do use Test::More in a test script, what you're doing is importing all Test::More's functions (including diag) into the main package, so it can be accessed as main::diag instead of Test::More::diag.

    The first paragraph of perlmod tells us that ::foo is a shorthand for main::foo.

    Thus ::diag works everywhere in your modules, provided something has happened to import Test::More into main (most likely: you are running your module through its test suite).

    use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name