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Re: [PATCH] deprecate ?PATTERN?

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Rafael Garcia-Suarez
November 24, 2010 00:27
Re: [PATCH] deprecate ?PATTERN?
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On 24 November 2010 08:57, Zefram <> wrote:
> In discussing (on #p5p) possible new operators, we ran into the issue
> that the obscure ?PATTERN? syntax gets in the way of most uses we could
> potentially make of the question mark.  It was proposed that we could
> deprecate that syntax to reclaim the question mark.  Attached patch
> does so.  It leaves the match-once semantics still available through

I'd be a bit nostalgic of this venerable piece of sed-like syntax, but
I would not object to the deprecation.

Can you give an example of future usage of "?" you were thinking about ?

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