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Re: use octets; and "escaping the piranha's"

Larry Wall
February 10, 2000 17:55
Re: use octets; and "escaping the piranha's"
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Mark Mielke writes:
: Actually this specifically refers to code that has passed in front of
: my eyes in the last week which is littered with "main'" all over. It
: is QUITE annoying to read, especially when the variables is used in
: quotes itself.

Indeed, that's why we changed it.  In retrospect, I'm much happier with
having borrowed Ada's => notation than its attribute notation.

I could have sworn we deprecated the ' delimiter, but maybe only in the
docs.  It would appear that -w doesn't elicit a warning.  I suspect it
oughta, these days.  Cute package names like Santa's::Helpers

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