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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The only multi-line REPL? Not true! Sepia also does this, by trying to eval the input so far and parsing $@ to guess what went wrong. It's not perfect, but it does a decent job of distinguishing between incomplete input and internal syntax errors.
    • Ah. I've seen Sepia before in search results, but I've never actually checked it out (seeing as how I'm a vim guy).

      Interesting way to solve the same problem. Both have their strengths and weaknesses (PPI is more correct and won't run BEGIN/CHECK blocks, Sepia probably handles more cases, such as s/// and quoted strings)