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Sam Tregar
July 24, 2000 22:54
Re: ok, fire away
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On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, horos wrote:

> Fire away with your complaints && defects with perl5 (large and small). 

Perl5's error reporting could be much better.  Problems include:

* confusing optimizations with reality.  Example: complaining about
problems with the concatentation operator when the user used double

* lack of context - Example: when in strict mode Perl can complains that
an undefined value was used, but doesn't say which variable was

* horrible tracking of eval - Example: errors inside evals often come with
no indications of where in the eval they occured.


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