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RE: A plea for more pollution

Nick Ing-Simmons
March 17, 2000 09:45
RE: A plea for more pollution
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Horsley Tom <> writes:
>Now, if I'm understanding all this, we are going to explicitly look
>through the source for colliding names and automatically cause those
>modules to be POLLUTed?

The "look through the source" worries me. For several reasons:

1. More complex/creative modules may hide the source in strange places.
2. If you do find all of Tk's source greping it may take some time.
3. Grepping needs to be done carefully I don't want e.g.

#undef dirty

To trigger "ah ha! this module is using 'dirty' better compile it with 

When the code in question is specifically to work round pollution in older

At very least I ask there be something those of us that are hurt by the 
pollution and/or have taken the trouble to do the right thing can put 
in Makefile.PL to force the issue.

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