jesuashok has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi All,

why perl doesn't have option of including many modules in a single line as follows :- use stict,warnings;

Definitely some Monks will have the answers for this. I am awaiting for your reply.

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Re: multiple modules
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Oct 28, 2005 at 04:51 UTC

    You could write your own:

    package all; sub import { shift; my $caller = caller(); my $code = "package $caller; use " . join '; use ', @_; eval $code; } 1;

    And then use it like this:

    use all qw[strict warnings Time::HiRes Data::Dumper List::Util];

    Unfortunately, there is no way to specify an import list for each module, so you get everything that they export, which could be nothing at all for some modules, or much more than you wanted, or just not what you need. Eg. No way to tell List::Util that you want to use sum()

    Fixing that is left as an exercise for the reader :)

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      That doesn't work for strict and warnings, which wind up applying only within the eval. I discuss how to make that and the import lists work in Bundling commonly-used modules into a toolset.

      package all; use base 'ToolSet'; ToolSet->set_strict(1); ToolSet->set_warnings(1); ToolSet->export( 'Time::HiRes' => undef, 'Data::Dumper' => undef, 'List::Util' => 'sum', ); 1;


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Re: multiple modules
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Oct 28, 2005 at 06:56 UTC

    Perl can't tell if you intend to pass arguments to the import() method of a module this way. However, consider using Toolkit.