[Dbix-class] Strange failure in DBIx::Class

Ovid publiustemp-dbic at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 14 15:08:38 GMT 2009

Trying to print the DBIx::Class version prior to loading it's components is silly:

    #!/usr/bin/env perl

    package The::Schema;
    print $DBIx::Class::VERSION,$/;
    use base qw/DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader/;

But I'm not expecting it to be a fatal error:

  Can't locate object method "mk_classdata" via package "DBIx::Class::Schema" at /home/poec01/trunk/Pips3/deps/lib/perl5/DBIx/Class/Schema.pm line 14.

In fact, "use base" happens at compile-time, not runtime.  What gives?  And if I move the print *after* the use base line, everything works fine.

I can't seem to replicate this strange behavior with other modules, but it fails with DBIx::Class on Solaris (dbic: 0.08010) and OS X (dbic: 0.8114).

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