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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • There's something to having real honest-to-Larry Perl regexes, isn't there? You could also use -o to output the regexes that match, if you want, so you could have it spew the offending code.


  • I love ack too but I still like the idea of a grep replacement that understands Perl. Are you going to continue with pgrep (or whatever, I like 'grepl')? Or perhaps it could be an optional add-on for ack?
    • I will continue working on it. I do like the grepl name. And a cursory Google search show that it appears to be available :)

      As for working with ack. you'd have to talk to Andy about that. I've made it pretty extensible, but it's really his call if he wants to find a way to integrate it.

      • I'm hoping you change pgrep's name to ppgrep or ppigrep because pgrep is already taken by the grep from the "unix tools in perl" project and that's got several years of precedence.
        • Hated ppgrep and ppigrep won't make much sense if I ever update this for Perl 6 (which I would love to do, years from now). However, grepl (grep + pl) has been suggested and I love it. It makes perfect sense.