May 26, 2018

Perl5 File::ShareDir module with PAR support

FileShareDirPAR provides the same functionality as FileShareDir but tries hard to be compatible with PAR packaged applications.

The problem is, that the concept of having a distribution or module specific share directory becomes a little hazy when you’re loading everything from a single file. PAR uses an @INC hook to intercept any attempt to load a module. FileShareDir uses the directory structure that is typically found in the directories that are listed in @INC for storing the shared data. In a PAR enviroment, this is not necessarily possible.

WARNING This module contains highly experimental code. If you want to load modules from .par files using PAR and then access their shared directory using FileShareDir, you probably have no choice but to use it.

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