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H.Merijn Brand
November 28, 2002 07:45
Re: Did the assertion patch/feature submission get overlooked?
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On Thu 28 Nov 2002 17:33, Salvador Fandiño <> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Yves Orton wrote:
> > A while back Salvador Fandino posted a patch/feature idea for providing
> > proper assertions with debugger support.  Personally I thought the idea was
> > brilliant but refrained from commenting as I know little of the code
> > involved and figured all and sundry would address it better than I ever
> > could.  However it seemed that almost nobody commented on the patch.
> > Neither to say "what a great idea, but unfortunately ..." nor to say "what a
> > great idea, after you make some changes to X, Y and Z we'll probably apply
> > the patch", or for that matter anything else (well, there was one comment
> > but that was it).
> I receive a few mails with comments, but nobody wrote me telling that 
> he had actually tried the patch or looked at the implementation. I think 
> that it is a pity that the idea ends in nowhere, because for large 
> projects, assertions are a very helpful tool to find bugs and improve 
> the quality of the software. And then there is the interaction with the 
> debugger that is really cool.
> Well, I just would like to ask you again to take a look at the patch and 
> send back your comments.

I guess we are all waiting for the Pumpking. Rafael wrote in his highly values

On Tue 19 Nov 2002 10:07, Rafael Garcia-Suarez <> wrote:
> Assertions in Perl
>   Salvador Fandino send an impressive patch to add assertion support to
>   Perl. Briefly, a new sub attribute "assertion" is used to mark subs as
>   assertions, and those assertions are enabled via a new command-line
>   switch, "-A". Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes found that it's a great idea. The
>   pumpking hasn't commented on this yet.

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