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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by jdavidb (1361) on 2002.09.27 11:39 (#13385) Homepage Journal

    If they want to change the functionality of the Perl language, the compatible way is to use a source filter. Surely a simple source filter can be created that will make the dot operator work the way he wants within a limited lexical scope.

    I would not want to be responsible for maintaining a forked perl 5.8.0. Jarkko got out most of the bugs, to be sure, but some day I'm sure there's going to be a 5.8.1, and then what are you going to do? :)

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers