Wednesday December 03, 2003
Here's my partial TODO list for perl 5.10.
- Introduce a new special code block, let's call it START, that
acts a bit like CHECK : i.e. it's run at the end of compilation
-- but at the end of the compilation of the current compilation unit,
not at the end of the compilation of the main program.
- Fix using tied hashes in scalar context. (This is currently forbidden
in perl 5.9.0.)
- Allow the syntax my($_) so it creates a brand new lexical variable
$_. (local($_) doesn't create a new lexical variable, since
it only lexicalises the value, but doesn't remove the magic from the previous
- Make the peephole optimizer optional. Disable the peephole optimizer,
run the perl test suite, fix the interpreter so that the tests still pass.
- Write a test suite for the B module.
- If you override readpipe(), this should overload qx//
as well. While we're at it, allow the syntax readpipe PROGRAM LIST,
similar to system PROGRAM LIST, to prevent shell interpolation.
- Cleanup and finish support for assertions.