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?)..:





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Re^5: require mystery
by Corion (Patriarch) on Sep 07, 2007 at 06:17 UTC

    Perl allows barewords or strings (which are basically the same, except that a bareword comes without quotes, hence, "bare") as invocants:


    is the same as:



    my $pathtool = "File::Path"; $pathtool->import(...)

    and all three translate to: