[tpm] Understanding 'use base ...'

Madison Kelly linux at alteeve.com
Mon Jul 14 11:53:59 PDT 2008

Hi all,

   I am working on some docs, and noticed that a module is called via:

use base qw(Net::DBus::Object);

   I am trying to understand the 'use base' syntax, and all I've been 
able to find in perldoc is in perlmodlib:

base        Establish IS-A relationship with base classes at compile time

   Can someone either explain to me what this means, or better, point me 
at what docs explain "IS-A relationship"s? I hate "just accepting" that 
something is at it is. Probably why I never get anything actually done. :)

   Thanks as always!


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