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The combination of auto-exports, black magic and clearly named functions like ZZZ , YYY and so on makes this the perfect package to encourage writing 90s style unintentionally obfuscated code.
So unless you fancy a trip down the memory lane, do not use this.
Also, try to avoid anything that uses it (yes, that includes Test::Base and YAML) as the first time you will probably hear from this module will be when it breaks your build.
Whyyyyyy? And again, YAML depends on it... It makes me itchy.
After installing the latest version of YAML into our QA server, apache would no longer start, complaining of:-
"Spiffy.pm must be loaded before calling 'use base' or 'use mixin' with a Spiffy module. See the documentation of Spiffy.pm for details."
Not a pleasing discovery. Production code (non Acme) shouldn't be changing the way that base.pm works!