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  • Yes, C should be using A but I've read a lot of commercial code that just assumes other modules are loaded and its a horrible thing to debug.

    What a bogus argument. I would accept this if you had said "I have written a lot of commercial code that just assumes ...", but arguing a (unremovable, by now) misfeature of your code as something actually beneficial is quite a stretch. I hadn't looked at the source code of before people argued against it, but for my taste it is far too close to the code of

    • I think we're having a violent agreement. My example about the commercial code was illustrating the importance of inheriting at compile time vs setting @ISA at run time. All the other details of "use base" are orthogonal.

      Some people remember to put a BEGIN around setting @ISA (and @EXPORT) but most don't either because they forget or aren't aware.