[Catalyst] 'require' vs 'use' in Catalyst*

Yuval Kogman nothingmuch at woobling.org
Thu Aug 10 19:57:04 CEST 2006

On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 10:28:47 -0700, Rodney Broom wrote:
> Disliking the fact that require() doesn't call my import(), I'm
> trying to figure out why Catalyst (and so many other things) use
> require() over use(). I have to think there's a good reason that
> just isn't occuring to me.

Joel already explained the runtime vs. compile time thing... The
other issue is that importing is usually not something you want to
do unless you're a direct user of a module, and you usually only
want to do it if it's an imperative interface (As opposed to OO,

Since Catalyst usually uses OO modules, which don't do imports
anyway, and it usually loads them on behalf of other code, calling
import is not appropriate.

  Yuval Kogman <nothingmuch at woobling.org>
http://nothingmuch.woobling.org  0xEBD27418

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