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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • If I want the numbers 1 through $x, and x might be zero or less (in which case I would want an empty list), then I'd rather not have to say if ($x >= 1) ..., I can just say (1..$x). I think it was felt that that was the more common case than wanting the reverse list.
    • Indeed. The current behaviour is sometimes annoying, but never surprising. The alternative would be sometimes convenient, but often surprising.