in reply to Very basic package / module question...

Not very basic at all.

You can put your goodbye into the ITALIAN namespace and import it by hand into your working namespace as shown below. This kind of stuff scales poorly.

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use SPEAK::ITALIAN; package SPEAK::ITALIAN; sub goodbye{ print GOODBYE . " in Italiano\n"; } package main; use vars "*goodbye"; *goodbye = \&SPEAK::ITALIAN::goodbye; hello(); goodbye(); __DATA__ Hello in Italiano Goodbye in Italiano
Be well,
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