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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's for users of primative languages without sigils on their variables. Poor sods. They never know what a variable is without hunting down the declaration.
    • Did you read the article? It talks about two types of Hungarian notation, "Apps" (what the author originally intended and the more useful type) and "Systems" (what others misinterpreted the original type as and more like what you are referring to, but having equally useless information like "integer", "long", "char"). Sigils don't tell you if it's an index to an array, a 3-D point object, or the width of a bitmap.
    • Knowing that a variable is a scalar hardly tells you what it is, other than a scaler. Is it a string? A hash reference? A quadruply nested array of hashes of arrays of hashes? I guess you'll have to hunt down the declaration anyway, even in Perl.