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ethan (3163)

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Being a 25-year old chap living in the western-most town of Germany. Stuying communication and information science and being a huge fan of XS-related things.

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Monday February 16, 2004
05:37 AM

The patch that never ends

[ #17432 ]

For more than a week I am now trying to get a patch right that will fix the GLOB to LVALUE assignment bug that tormented
Perl5 ever since. My initial attempt only addressed a problem relating to tied elements and I learnt from Dave Mitchell that the problem was more general.

So I sent a draft that addressed the issue at its roots. Dave approved and asked to include some tests as well which I then did.

However, Yitzchak spotted a small omission in my patch and suggested to rearrange the Perl types. This old saying that it takes 10% of the time to solve 90% of the task and 90% to fix the remaining 10% is obviously very true.

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