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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You said

    To search-and-replace dangerous code constructs, to upgrade them, such as replacing blocking reads with Coro-friendly calls that give up the CPU to runable contexts.

    That sounds really neat. But... can you prove it works? Or can you prove that (and when) it fails? Warn us when it just isn't sure?

    Everybody in the Perl world that Perl is extremely difficult to parse. That's the reason why you shouldn't use Switch in production. Because, it might work most of the time, but there is no warning if it fails.

    So, if this system could just garantee to us that what it produced works identically to the original code, when it indeed is the case, or warn us when it found


    • I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing. B::Splice does not parse Perl, and it doesn't use PPI to try to parse Perl. It uses B::Generate. Go read the perldoc then comment again if anything you meant to say still applies.

      As far as targeting professionals, I don't remember saying anything about that either. In fact, my post taunted the Perl community for acting too much like professionals and not enough like mad scientists. Er, pardon me... it seems as though you're having a conversation with yourself. That it appeared in a comment on my blog threw me for a minute there. Nevermind.

      -scott