package Foo; use Exporter::Lite; our @EXPORT = qw($This That); # default exports our @EXPORT_OK = qw(@Left %Right); # optional exports
Then in code using the module:
use Foo; # $This and &That are imported here
You have to explicitly ask for optional exports:
use Foo qw/ @Left %Right /;
Unlike Exporter, it is not necessary to inherit from Exporter::Lite; Ie you don't need to write:
@ISA = qw(Exporter::Lite);
Exporter::Lite simply exports its import() function into your namespace. This might be called a ``mix-in'' or a ``role''.
Setting up a module to export its variables and functions is simple:
package My::Module; use Exporter::Lite; our @EXPORT = qw($Foo bar);
Functions and variables listed in the @EXPORT package variable are automatically exported if you use the module and don't explicitly list any imports. Now, when you "use My::Module", $Foo and "bar()" will show up.
Optional exports are listed in the @EXPORT_OK package variable:
package My::Module; use Exporter::Lite; our @EXPORT_OK = qw($Foo bar);
When My::Module is used, $Foo and "bar()" will not show up, unless you explicitly ask for them:
use My::Module qw($Foo bar);
Note that when you specify one or more functions or variables to import, then you must also explicitly list any of the default symbols you want to use. So if you have an exporting module:
package Games; our @EXPORT = qw/ pacman defender /; our @EXPORT_OK = qw/ galaga centipede /;
Then if you want to use both "pacman" and "galaga", then you'd write:
use Games qw/ pacman galaga /;
In normal usage you don't have to worry about this at all.
Works just like "Exporter::import()" excepting it only honors @Some::Module::EXPORT and @Some::Module::EXPORT_OK.
The given @symbols are exported to the current package provided they are in @Some::Module::EXPORT or @Some::Module::EXPORT_OK. Otherwise an exception is thrown (ie. the program dies).
If @symbols is not given, everything in @Some::Module::EXPORT is exported.
Attribute::Exporter defines attributes which you use to mark which subs and variables you want to export, and how.
Exporter::Simple also uses attributes to control the export of functions and variables from your module.
Const::Exporter makes it easy to create a module that exports constants.
Constant::Exporter is another module that makes it easy to create modules that define and export constants.
Sub::Exporter is a ``sophisticated exporter for custom-built routines''; it lets you provide generators that can be used to customise what gets imported when someone uses your module.
Exporter::Tiny provides the same features as Sub::Exporter, but relying only on core dependencies.
Exporter::Shiny is a shortcut for Exporter::Tiny that provides a more concise notation for providing optional exports.
Exporter::Declare provides syntactic sugar to make the export status of your functions part of their declaration. Kind of.
AppConfig::Exporter lets you export part of an AppConfig-based configuration.
Exporter::Lexical lets you export lexical subs from your module.
Constant::Exporter::Lazy lets you write a module that exports function-style constants, which are instantiated lazily.
Exporter::Auto will export everything from your module that it thinks is a public function (name doesn't start with an underscore).
Class::Exporter lets you export class methods as regular subroutines.