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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I enjoy vim scripting and find it quite powerful [perl.org]. (Plus, it's okay to program in baby-vim and we won't laugh;-) Not all variables (or mappings, or functions) are global in vim, see the documentation, for example at :help script-variable and help script-local. (Assuming you're using vim 6.) I never use the perl interpreter in vim (in fact I never compile my vims with it), because I can always use ! or :! in case of emergency. But again, I feel at home with vim's regexps, because I learned vi (and sed, awk, ...) before perl. (I have to admit that I still have to refer to the docs when doing lookahead/lookbehind assertions -- see :help /\@= for example --, but I don't do this that much anyway.)
    • I enjoy vim scripting and find it quite powerful [perl.org]. (Plus, it's okay to program in baby-vim and we won't laugh;-)

      Ah, just reminds me that it was your webpage where I picked up this little hack to use vim as a perldoc pager (I need it to be able to paste the relevant parts of the Perl documentation into postings for comp.lang.perl.misc;-). Also, your Perl indenter is in regular use.

      But again, I feel at home with vim's regexps, because I learned vi (and sed, awk, ...) before perl. (I have to admi