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from - load a module and import selected items from it


use from <Test &plan &ok>;  # only import "plan" and "ok"

plan 1;
ok "foo", "bar";  # ok 1 - bar

use from "Foo";  # use Foo, but don't import anything

use from <Test ! &skip>;  # import everything *except* skip


from is a helper module that allows you to load any given module and only import selected items from whatever that module imports. This can be helpful when there is a conflict between different modules exporting something with the same name (such as skip in the Raku core, and the skip subroutine provided by Test.

The first argument indicates the name of the module to be loaded. If it is the only argument, then the module will be loaded without doing any of its imports (which is basically the same as need).

If the second argument is a sole exclamation mark, it indicates that the rest of the arguments are items that should not be imported.

The rest of the arguments indicate the items that should (not) be imported.


Elizabeth Mattijsen liz@raku.rocks

Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/from . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.

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Copyright 2022 Elizabeth Mattijsen

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.