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Re: [ID 20000403.009] uninitialised concatenation???

Stephen P. Potter
April 4, 2000 07:04
Re: [ID 20000403.009] uninitialised concatenation???
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Lightning flashed, thunder crashed and Tom Christiansen <
m> whispered:
| The opcodes that Perl compiles your program into ARE NOT THE ONES
| There are a million cases of this.   Here are two:
There may be a million cases of this, but there are not a million cases
that are springing up repeatedly and confusing lots of people - even people
who are part of the subcommunity that should know better.  If one of those
starts spewing error messages that confuse people, then yes, I will
recommend and suggest patches that make the errors less confusing.

"The language is intended to be practical (easy to use, efficient,
complete) rather than beautiful (tiny, elegant, minimal)."

Strangely, all those examples that you provided compile without confusing
error messages.  Show me one example where changing "concatenation (.)" to
"string or concatenation (.)" will be more confusing than it is now, and
I'll withdraw my patch.  But only on the condition that you withdraw yours
as well, since it is obviously only meant to be inflamatory rather than
trying to help the community.

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