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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • One thing I think you should note in your documentation is that it's very important to realize that a software must not rely on aspects to function. That is to say, if all pointcuts fail to match, the software must still be correct. Aspects should generally add behaviour, not alter it.

    For example, one common example Java programmers use is to mark code as thread-safe. However, if a pointcut fails to match a function which must be thread-safe, the match fails silently. As a result, previously thread-safe co

    • I concur.

      I think while AOP shows promise for stuff beyond just tracing, logging and what not, I can't see how you could scale it without similar problems to many other purely declarative systems like XSLT where actions happen in parallel and at a distance.

      I'll look at adding some kind of Aspect Caveats section to the documentation.