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Re: [PATCH] UNIVERSAL shouldn't require Exporter

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Mike Guy
April 26, 2001 05:46
Re: [PATCH] UNIVERSAL shouldn't require Exporter
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Abhijit Menon-Sen <> wrote
> How about this, then?

What's the point of that?

I think you are failing to understand the comment.   The "historical
accident that should be fixed sometime" is that there is an import in
the UNIVERSAL:: namespace *at all*.    Having extra things in that namespace
is Very Bad since they are inherited *everywhere*.

It used to be much worse  -  see

But as Graham has pointed out, we can't withdraw it without going through
a deprecation cycle first.    And mending perlobj.pod.  :-(

Mike Guy

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