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RE: [PATCH] Add a nextstate into empty blocks

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From:
Arthur Bergman
Date:
August 19, 2001 10:28
Subject:
RE: [PATCH] Add a nextstate into empty blocks
Message ID:
093401c128d5$32dd6600$052aa8c0@foo
> 
> > What does the backword compatibility police say?
> 
> I was rather expecting to break some obscure test case relying on the
> IMHO broken stack handling, but no such thing happens.  The original
> behavior is undocumented, and apparently anyone who has stumbled onto it
> has found it too confusing to actually use.  (For details on just how
> confusing, see the comp.lang.perl.misc thread on this.)
> 

It is changing to definition from "Returns the value of the last expression" to "Returns the value of the last expression in the subroutine". Even if it seems more sane this way.


> 
> -- 
> # Ilmari Karonen -- http://www.sci.fi/~iltzu/
> y/n/\n/,s/\d+/$"x$&/eg,print for qw'n4|9|21|3|n1\2||2|(_-<2_|4_`1|3\3_1\2_|3\3
> -_)2_|n\__/\_,_|___/\__|2\__,_|_|1_|\___/\__|_|1_|\___|_|nn4_1\9|3|14|n4__/1-_
> )2_|1|5\3_`1|2_|1!1/2-_)2_|n3_|1\___|_|2_|2_|1_|\__,_|\__|_i_\\\___|_|1)n45/n'
> 


Arthur


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