[jifty-devel] RFC: Design change in ClassLoader

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Thu Jun 22 15:36:59 EDT 2006

Alex Vandiver wrote:
> Hrm.  But returning 'undef' from the INC sub should silently pass
> control on to the next thing in @INC.  perlfunc says:
>         If an empty list, C<undef>, or nothing that matches the first 3
>         values above is returned then C<require> will look at the
>         remaining elements of @INC.

Oh, it does!  That's not the problem.  The problem is that 
Jifty::Util->require() issues a mandatory log->error() message when the 
require itself fails.  The @INC code works, but the log is littered with 
false alarms.

> That being said, I think it's probably easier to understand the
> ClassLoader if it only shows up once in @INC, so the fall-though isn't
> implicit but explicit, so having a loop that processes regexen would be
> a much cleaner alternative to the current code.

Great, I'll get started tonight.


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