Perl 5 version 8.0 documentation
base - Establish IS-A relationship with base class at compile time
- package Baz;
- use base qw(Foo Bar);
Roughly similar in effect to
Will also initialize the %FIELDS hash if one of the base classes has it. Multiple inheritance of %FIELDS is not supported. The 'base' pragma will croak if multiple base classes have a %FIELDS hash. See fields for a description of this feature.
When strict 'vars' is in scope base also let you assign to @ISA without having to declare @ISA with the 'vars' pragma first.
If any of the base classes are not loaded yet, base silently
requires them. Whether to
require a base class package is
determined by the absence of a global $VERSION in the base package.
If $VERSION is not detected even after loading it, <base> will
define $VERSION in the base package, setting it to the string
-1, set by base.pm
This module was introduced with Perl 5.004_04.