in reply to Re: 'base' versus @ISA, why?
in thread 'base' versus @ISA, why?

... and it automatically loads the parent module.

base is a pretty unreliable module, in my experience, and it must be related to the heuristic method it uses to determine whether a module file needs to be loaded, or not. Sometimes, it guesses wrong.

update Apparently tye has had similar experiences.

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Re^3: 'base' versus @ISA, why?
by perrin (Chancellor) on Jul 23, 2007 at 15:47 UTC
    Looking at the source, I don't see it doing anything except checking if the module is already in your @ISA. That seems pretty sane to me.
      It's checking ${"$package\::VERSION"} or something to that effect, while a package is not required to have a $VERSION variable.

      Maybe its behavior has been sanitized, but the damage is done. My trust has been shaken.

        Hmm, none of my classes have $VERSION declarations, and base has never given me any trouble about it.