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Re: Why $@ makes me cry (was Re: Generic system() replacements)

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Abigail
Date:
June 25, 2008 11:43
Subject:
Re: Why $@ makes me cry (was Re: Generic system() replacements)
Message ID:
20080625105520.GA8495@almanda
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:20:23AM -0500, David Nicol wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 10:39 AM, Abigail <abigail@abigail.be> wrote:
> > in general
> > we do care about backwards compat issues.
> 
> Does pushing all exceptions to @@ whenever $@ gets assigned to break anything?


In theory, it could, as @@ is a "normal" array that can be used as such.
But I doubt anything serious will break.

I'd say anyone that uses a punctuation variable that currently has no 
special meaning does so at his/her own risk, and doesn't have the right
to complain if it does get special meaning.


Abigail

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