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

Larry Wall
February 9, 2000 13:10
Re: should "use byte" be "use bytes"?
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Nathan Torkington writes:
: 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 ();
: vs
:   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.

That's more or less what I was saying, only in a more roundabout fashion.

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