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October 23, 2003 09:00
Re: new slurp module
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In article <>, (Michael G Schwern) writes:
>I like the term slurp.  Larry likes it, too, IIRC.  You should
>alias read_file() to slurp() and export it.  spew()'s not a bad name
>either for write_file().

My vote is for burp() (I suggested it to Uri while he was writing his article).
It's less visceral and it rhymes with slurp().  I don't want to feel
nauseated while writing Perl, I read enough nauseating Perl as it is.
Next thing you know there'll be more powerful routines like vomit(),
puke(), blow_chunks(), and a Perl program will look like the Crunchy Frog
sketch.  Go with burp() and the farthest you can go down that road will
be belch() and eructate().


Peter Scott

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