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September 18, 2000 10:46
Re: unicode support and perl
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On Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 10:57:48AM +0200, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> To be even more honoust, I don't even know how to search bugtron for trouble
> that suits my interrest. I'd like a downloadable ASCII/ISO-8895-1 list with a
> short list of open bug next to the summary posted of bugtron's state. This
> would be esp. usefull for newcommers and people looking for some problem to
> dig in. Idealy, the problems could be assigned a rating by the guru's to
> indicate complexness. Very easy will probably not show up there, cause those
> are solved on the spot ;-)

I've been tinkering with the idea of collecting all submitted code that
shows a bug into a list similar to t/ so it can be used to see which bugs
are still outstanding and which ones are solved.

> I'm sure I'll learn more about the bugtron on your advanced p5p masterclass in
> london ...
> > What next?
> Motivate more and more people (Jarkko is doing very well here) to solve
> outstanding issues. Abigail sometimes also posts some summarizing questions.
> If I find time, I'd like to look into the @+, @_ readonly stuff, for which
> I've seen no patches comming by so far. Maybe this problem could be viewed in
> a wider sense by adding readony to $^O and other `informative' globals too, as
> you mentioned in another bug report. But I've to re-read that discussion.
> Abigail says it's usefull. I don't see that (yet).

The case I was thinking off is where you have a Perl program on platform1
producing something (a document, or maybe a piece of (non-Perl) code)
intended for platform2, where platform2 might not be known untill runtime.
If you set $^O, and then use File::Spec to generate the filenames for you,
you get the right syntax.

Granted, most people will never have the need for it, but it means
that making $^O read-only, there's a small loss. I don't see the gain
(at the language level) of $^O being read-only.


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