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Konstantin S. Uvarin
March 2, 2019 10:14
Re: [naming] To pragma or not to pragma?
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Hello Dan,

  Ability to be lexical sounds like a terrific rule of thumb. Thank you!

  I changed to Module::Lazy which seems to fall in line with Module::Load
and such.

On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 11:02 AM Dan Book <> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 1:01 AM Konstantin S. Uvarin <>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>   I'd like to release a module that lazy-loads other modules to reduce
>> startup time.
>>   My initial idea was `lazy` but that was taken, so I switched to
>> `on::demand`. There's also `autouse` with similar functionality.
>>   However, on second thought I'm not even sure if a lowercase name fits
>> in here. It's certainly not as effectful as `namespace::clean` or `strict`.
>>   So the question is, what are the guidelines for deeming a module to be
>> worth called a pragma?
> Strictly speaking, a pragma is usually supposed to affect the lexical
> scope it's imported to, rather than the package. "lib" has precedent of
> doing neither and instead affecting global state, which is more similar to
> your idea. I would say use whichever looks better to you.
> -Dan

Konstantin S. Uvarin
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