authority - loads a module only if it has a particular authority
use authority 'cpan:STEVAN', Moose => qw(); use authority 'cpan:TOBYINK', HTML::HTML5::Builder => qw(:standard);
This pragma allows you to indicate that you wish to load a module only if its authority is a particular URI.
Using this pragma automatically enables UNIVERSAL::AUTHORITY.
use authority $authority, $module, @arguments
Require and import the module at compile time. This is the usual mode of operation.
authority->import($authority, $module, @arguments)
Require and import the module at run time.
Note that the special
$authority value "Any", indicates that any authority is allowed (including undef).
$module may contain a module name and minimum version, separated with a space.
There is also a very experimental feature allowing releases of the same package by different authorities to live side-by-side, though only one of them can be required into a running script.
In this case, assuming that the inc path is
/opt/perl/lib and a script does this:
use authority 'cpan:JOE', My::Module => qw();
Then Perl will attempt to load
/opt/perl/lib/cpan_3A_JOE/My/Module.pm before it tries the usual
This is not anywhere near as powerful as the authority feature of Perl 6, but it's a start.
Please report any bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=authority.
Toby Inkster <email@example.com>.
This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Toby Inkster.
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