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How to use 'require' properly?

by flexvault (Monsignor)
on Sep 28, 2015 at 04:30 UTC ( [id://1143195] : perlquestion . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Dear Monks,

This is related to stevieb's question and his desire to use 'require' for seldom used modules:

    Where in a package should 'use' be called?

I have used the following:
use ... qw( ... );
but when I use 'require', it doesn't let me select the subroutines I need for execution. If the default doesn't include what I need, then the script fails at execution time.

Is there a better way to use 'require' or am I using 'require' incorrectly?


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Re: How to use 'require' properly?
by Athanasius (Archbishop) on Sep 28, 2015 at 04:43 UTC
Re: How to use 'require' properly?
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Sep 28, 2015 at 14:14 UTC

    Also handy is UNIVERSAL::require.   The DESCRIPTION section of this Perldoc says it all.