again - Reload modules when they change
use again 'LWP::Simple'; # default import use again 'LWP::Simple', ; # no import use again 'LWP::Simple', [qw(get)]; # import only get use again 'LWP::Simple', (); # default import (!!) use again 'LWP::Simple', qw(get); # import only get use again; require_again 'Foo::Bar';
When the perl interpreter lives for a long time, modules are likely to change during its lifetime. Especially for mod_perl applications, this module comes in handy.
use again;(that is: no import list) will export
use_again, which always croaks saying you should use
use againinstead) into your namespace. There is no convenient way to import
use again MODULE, [ IMPORTS ];
If you do pass arguments, the first is used with
require_again, and all remaining arguments are used to import symbols into your namespace.
When given arguments,
use againdoes not export its own functions.
A single array reference is flattened. If that arrayref contains no elements, the import does not take place.
In mod_perl scripts, this of course only happens when your script is
evaled. This happens when your Apache::Registry or Apache::PerlRun script changes, or when your PLP script is requested.
This is the driving force behind
requires your module if it has not been loaded with
require_againbefore or it has changed since the last time
If you're imported a function from the module, then you'll need to re-import it after calling
use again 'Module::Path', qw(module_path); ... do some stuff ... require_again('Module::Path'); Module::Path->import('module_path');
If you don't do this then you'll end up running the version of the function that you first loaded.
There is no license. This software was released into the public domain. Do with it what you want, but on your own risk. The author disclaims any responsibility.
If you want to (re)distribute this module and need a license, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Juerd Waalboer <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://juerd.nl/>
Documentation updates from Neil Bowers.