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Re^6: Why Does Test::Deep Kill Test::Class

by Your Mother (Bishop)
on Mar 20, 2009 at 18:01 UTC ( #752126=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Why Does Test::Deep Kill Test::Class
in thread Why Does Test::Deep Kill Test::Class

You don't if the module does its exporting right, and most do.

use Foo::Bar::Woz::Snuts qw( Wibble );

I realize you're talking about having relative spaces in the code though. To me that would add arbitrary levels of (human) ambiguity for the hacker trying to read it. I think this could be solved in Perl too with some export/namespace alias magick but I wouldn't like or use the feature.

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Re^7: Why Does Test::Deep Kill Test::Class
by fergal (Chaplain) on Mar 26, 2009 at 13:06 UTC

    There is no ambiguity in how it's done in python and after 4 years of python, I've never had a problem or even heard a complaint about that. Howver, squishing it into Perl would be hard because you'd have to make it live side-by-side with the currently absolute package names and without introducing new syntax, you would have ambiguity and confusion.

    Python doesn't provide any syntax for addressing packages with using an absolute name. You can do it but by digging around in sys.modules but it's not part of the language as such.

    All that said, I have rarely missed Perl's absolute package scheme when writing python and I have often missed python's relative package scheme when writing Perl.

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