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Reini Urban
March 8, 2012 15:06
Re: pop @INC (".")
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On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 4:37 PM, Todd Rinaldo <> wrote:
> On Mar 8, 2012, at 2:58 PM, Jan Dubois wrote:
>> On Thu, 08 Mar 2012, David Golden wrote:
>>> Let me answer your points in reverse order.
>>>> Does anyone besides me share my concern that putting "." in the path
>>>> isn't always necessarily desirable?
>>> I agree that it's not always desirable, but I'm not convinced that
>>> it's never desirable, either. Or rather, if undesirable, how/when
>>> should it be removed from @INC. Optionally with "-T" or mandatory
>>> enforcement by the interpreter?
>> I find it always undesirable.  What I usually want is,
>> and '.' in @INC does provide similar functionality while testing
>> from inside the script directory:
>> If I really wanted '.' in @INC, then -I. is a cheap commandline
>> option, or "BEGIN { push @INC, '.' }" a trivial script addition.
>> But as I already said, I never really want '.' in @INC, I either
>> want $FindBin::RealBin, or the directory pushed by
>> So I think a Configure option to build perl without '.' in @INC
>> would be fine (and core tests should be updated to accommodate that),
>> but a forced -T does not feel right to me.
> Jan says it better than me. This is my thinking.

Mine also.

. in @INC looks like a window-ism, where exe's are found in . before
looking at %PATH, and . included in $PATH is considered bad style.

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