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David Nicol
January 25, 2008 09:05
Re: a warning I'd like to see
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On Jan 24, 2008 5:51 PM, Abigail <> wrote:

> You'd like to see that Schwartzian Transfers start to warn?

No, not at all.  On reflection, I'd like to have a development environment
that keeps track of the modification times on all subroutines and the tree
of what subroutines call what subroutines, allowing a magic invocation
such as

     perl -MWhadeyedoo

to suggest places to look at when things break after an interface change.

    svn diff

is pretty close, but does require a little care and feeding.

The level of machine-based mindreading required to correctly determine
when to automatically correct nondisindirection of an arrayref is clearly left
to dreams.

(this message is intended to be construed as an apology.)

David Nicol


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