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On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> expecting the user to make zillions of requires. Don't you do that
> with Penlight, Steve?

I do, but I got clever (for better or worse). "require 'pl'" does not
directly pull all those pl.* modules in, but loads them in a lazy way.
If you try to access a submodule like 'data' the code will be actually

Personally, I think "require 'pl'" is fine for informal use, but for a
big apps, and definitely for modules, use the explicit "local data =
require ''".

No cleverness and no globals, just more typing ;)