++ed by:
Elizabeth Mattijsen

NAME

as - load OO module under another name

VERSION

This documentation describes version 0.08.

SYNOPSIS

    use as;  # activate 'use' magic
    
    use Very::Long::Module::Name as => 'Foo';
    use Other::Long::Module::Name qw(parameters being passed), as => 'Bar';

    my $foo = Foo->new; # blessed as Very::Long::Module::Name
    my $bar = Bar->new; # blessed as Other::Long::Module::Name

DESCRIPTION

Sometimes you get sick of having to use long module names. This module allows you to load a module and have it be aliased to another name.

INSPIRATION

Originaly Inspired by bart's response (http://www.perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=299082) to a thread about long module names on Perl Monks.

THEORY OF OPERATION

This module injects its own handling of require so that it can intercept any "as module" parameters. If found, it will alias the stash of the original module with the name to be aliased.

CAVEATS

blessed as what?

Any objects blessed with the aliased class name, will actually return the original module's name as the classed it has been blessed with. You could consider this as either a bug or a feature.

calling "import" ?

If there is an import class method available for the module being aliased, then this will only be called if any parameters (others than "as modulename") have been specified. This behaviour is based on the fact that this is the most likely wanted behaviour for object oriented modules, which rarely require an import method anyway.

REQUIRED MODULES

 warnings::register (any)

AUTHOR

Elizabeth Mattijsen, <liz@dijkmat.nl>.

Please report bugs to <perlbugs@dijkmat.nl>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012 Elizabeth Mattijsen <liz@dijkmat.nl>. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.




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