NAME Devel::SearchINC - loading Perl modules from their development dirs SYNOPSIS use Devel::SearchINC '/my/dev/dir'; use My::Brand::New::Module; DESCRIPTION When developing a new module, I always start with h2xs -XA -n My::Module This creates a directory with a useful skeleton for the module's distribution. The directory structure is such, however, that you have to install the module first (with `make install') before you can use it in another program or module. For example, bringing in a module like so: use My::Module; requires the module to be somewhere in a path listed in `@INC', and the relative path is expected to be `My/Module.pm'. However, `h2xs' creates a structure where the module ends up in `My/Module/Module.pm'. This module tries to compensate for that. The idea is that you `use()' it right at the beginning of your program so it can modify `@INC' to look for modules in relative paths of the special structure mentioned above, starting with directories specified along with the `use()' statement (i.e. the arguments passed to this module's `import()'). This is useful because with this module you can test your programs using your newly developed modules without having to install them just so you can use them. This is especially advantageous when you consider working on many new modules at the same time. TODO Test on different platforms and Perl versions. BUGS None known so far. If you find any bugs or oddities, please do inform the author. AUTHOR Marcel Grünauer, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> COPYRIGHT Copyright 2001 Marcel Grünauer. All rights reserved. This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. SEE ALSO perl(1). Marcel -- We are Perl. Your table will be assimilated. Your waiter will adapt to service us. Surrender your beer. Resistance is futile. -- London.pm strategy aka "embrace and extend" aka "mark and sweep"