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NAME ^

Acme::Your - not our variables, your variables

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Data::Dumper;
    use Acme::Your "Data::Dumper";

    your $Varname;  # This is really $Data::Dumper::Varname

    print "The default variable name for DD is $Varname";

DESCRIPTION ^

Acme::Your gives you a language construct "your" that behaves similarly to Perl's own "our" constuct. Rather than defining lexically unqualified varibles to be in our own package however, you can define lexically unqualified variable to be from anothter package namespace entirely.

It all starts with the use statement.

    use Acme::Your "Some::Package";

This both 'imports' the your construct and states the package that any variables defined with a your statement will be created in.

Then you can do 'your' statements. Note that these are lexical, and fall out of scope much the same way that our variables would. For example

    use Acme::Your "Fred"

    my $foo = "bar";

    {
        your $foo = "wilma";
        print $foo;  # prints "wilma"
    }

    print $foo;      # prints "foo"
    print $Fred::foo # prints "wilma"

Your allows you to import symbols from other packages into your own lexical scope and have access to them.

BUGS ^

Acme::Your functions by parsing your source code and filtering it with a source filter. It is possible to fool the parser with some pathelogical cases and you should be aware that this module faces all the standard problems that perl faces when parsing Perl Code.

VERSION ^

Acme::Your 0.01 was released on 14th January 2002.

AUTHOR ^

Richard Clamp <richardc@unixbeard.net>

Original idea, documentation, and tests which kill, Mark Fowler <mark@twoshortplanks.com>

COPYRIGHT ^

       Copyright (C) 2002 Richard Clamp and Mark Fowler.
       All Rights Reserved.

       This module is free software; you can redistribute it
       and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO ^

Filter::Simple, Parse::RecDescent.

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