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Re: [PATCH] Re: getting on a diet

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November 30, 2004 06:11
Re: [PATCH] Re: getting on a diet
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Craig Berry <> wrote:
:OK, what's happening is the utility generator scripts are doing the equivalent of 
:use Config;
:chdir 'somewhere_else';
:$x = $Config{flirble};
:The fetch of 'flirble' fails because it's depending on a relative path in
:@INC, and when it goes to require, that relative path is
:no good anymore because of the chdir.  I can easily patch up the VMS build
:to put ../lib as well as ./lib in @INC, but I wonder if that's the right
:way to go. Would it be kosher to make's AUTOLOAD method work
:a little harder to find in the same place it found

I think it would set a bad precedent to have a core module ignoring
changes affecting @INC. Maybe it would be possible to replace ./lib
with its fully-qualified equivalent? That has the benefit of expressing
the intent: to add *this* lib directory to @INC.


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