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July 25, 2009 15:11
Re: 'perlre' manpage 'deficiency' (bug?) & 'perlreref'inconsistency
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On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 09:04:07PM +0200, demerphq wrote:
> 2009/7/25 Linda W <>:
> > Is it purposeful or an unintentional omission (bug?), that the 'o'
> > operator is missing from the list of flags.
> Intentional i think. /o is deprecated more or less.

That seems like a bad reason to omit something from the documentation.
Constructs may be deprecated, but that doesn't mean there's no code
outthere that uses it. And if there's code outthere that uses it, there
will be programmers maintaining that code. For whom /o may be unfamiliar
enough they need the manual to look it up. They may need to know what it
does before they can replace it.


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