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Sunday October 16, 2005
04:27 PM

"Inconvenience feature"

[ #27197 ]

inconvenience feature: Any feature intended to "help" the user by bundling two commonly associated operations together but leaving no way to unbundle them rendering the primary operation less flexible. For example, a readline function which always strips newlines.

I recently ran into this with Archive::Zip::MemberRead's getline() method. The result is data loss as I cannot know if the last line in the file had a newline on it or not.

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