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in thread Namespaces contiguous in the entirety

  1. The first package specific_name statement creates a namespace and enters it.
  2. Subsequent invocations simply reenter the namespace.
While you may view that as conceptually accurate, that is not really what happens, hence my confusion above. I don't think I've ever come across this being an issue, not least because I would imagine that if you called code on a class you thought had declared, when in fact you had redeclared an existing class, something would break rather loudly.

I can't think of any obvious way to do this within perl, but as you say, it would probably fairly simple just to hack the perl source and recompile.



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Re^4: Namespaces contiguous in the entirety
by diotalevi (Canon) on Sep 28, 2005 at 15:42 UTC
    The obvious way is to examine all the COP nodes in the compiled program and see that packages don't appear in multiple files. This is test should fit inside of a few lines.