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Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?

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Nathan Torkington
February 9, 2000 13:04
Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?
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Larry Wall writes:
> :   use 8bit;
> : 
> : Make this parse.
> Offhand, I can't think of any reason not to, other than that people

I hate this practice of making special cases in the parser for things
that the Perl developers want.

  use Module ();
  use Module;

isn't a distinction that any user code can draw.  A module whose name
would be invalid but which is special-cased into the parser because
p5p got a woody for the name just ticks me off.  If this is so useful,
everyone should have access to it.  If everyone can't do it, then
don't do it.

(all opinions, no code today)

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