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Felipe Gasper
September 12, 2021 17:27
Re: module loading built-in
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> On Sep 12, 2021, at 12:36, Dan Book <> wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 12:23 PM Felipe Gasper <> wrote:
>> If I may, another suggestion/request: have the built-in return the namespace itself. This way it’s easy to do stuff like:
>> my $class = 'My::Class';
>> my $thing = need($class)->new();
> This is easily sensible for the version which only returns or dies like require, which does not have a need for a significant return value (use_module from Module::Runtime does this). A version which uses the return value to indicate whether it was successful could also use the package name as the "success" return value, only because '' and '0' are not valid package names.

There are enough reasons for “I can’t do that, Dave” when loading a module that ISTM a return-in-failure would have granularity problems.

I think the most natural interface is computer-friendly exceptions of some kind: objects, code-prefixed strings, etc.

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