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Re: [ID 19991119.002] Suggestion for a new warning

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Mike Taylor
November 19, 1999 08:41
Re: [ID 19991119.002] Suggestion for a new warning
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> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:01:41 -0700
> From: Tom Christiansen <>
>> But otherwise, it's great idea, right?  :-)
> Yes, actually.

Oh, thanks :-)

> I'm not sure whether this should be foisted off into B::Lint as it
> is now.  Did you know about that?  This:
>     perl -MO=Lint,-context,-undefined-subs myperlprogram
> might make you happy.

Ah, no I didn't know about that -- many thanks, I'll check it out.
But does it make me happy?  Not necessarily, since the scripts where I
most want to be able to do this sort of static checking are CGI
scripts running on IIS/NT <hurl noice="bletch"> which I fear I will
have trouble persuading to do what I want.  Then again, as this is a
purely compile-time issue, I guess I can still run the lint phase on
Unix ...  Hmm, I'll try it out.

> Then again, that's hardly a user-friendly front end.  What ever
> happened to the idea of a plint program that did the icky work for
> you, akin to perlcc?

No idea, I've only been writing Perl since July!

	Mike Taylor
	TECC Ltd.
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