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Craig A. Berry
September 1, 2009 06:19
Re: Is updating "Ancient Perl" examples in documentation a good idea?
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On Aug 28, 2009, at 5:20 PM, demerphq wrote:

> 2009/8/28 brian d foy <>:
>> In article
>> <>, Flavio
>> Poletti <> wrote:
>>> For example, in perldiag I found the following example:
>>>     open(OUT,">$ARGV[0]") or die "Can't write to $ARGV[0]: $!";
>>> I think that, were this example written today, it would be more  
>>> like this:
>>>     open my $out, '>', $ARGV[0] or die "Can't write to $ARGV[0]:  
>>> $!";
>> I've been doing this for the perlfaq when I run across things.
>> If we need a documentation  pumpking to pay attention to these  
>> sorts of
>> things, apply the doc patches, and so on so other people can work on
>> the other favorite parts, I herby volunteer :)
> FWIW, I think this is a good idea, and I second your motion, and would
> be happy to vote in favour of granting you a commit bit for this
> purpose.

And numerous other of the right people have discussed this and agreed,  
so consider it done.  I'll write you off-list with details, brian.   
Thanks for volunteering.

Craig A. Berry

"... getting out of a sonnet is much more
  difficult than getting in."
                  Brad Leithauser

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