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Mark Overmeer
September 2, 2011 04:57
Re: The future of POSIX in core
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* Nicholas Clark ( [110902 11:01]:
> On Fri, Sep 02, 2011 at 10:53:56AM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> And anyone using them directly, in either way below
> $ perl -le 'use POSIX "chdir"; sub my_chdir { POSIX::chdir @_ }'
> $ perl -le 'use POSIX (); sub my_chdir { POSIX::chdir @_ }'
> would have their code break on them at runtime without the wrapper
> implementation.

At least it is easy to find-out if any module on CPAN has implemented
this kind of wrappers for functions which are exported both by CORE
as by POSIX.

>> >   7. remove stuff which no-one in its right mind should use: isalnum,
>> >      wide character functions.
>> But people do do this. Moreover, sensible people inherit crazy
>> spaghetti balls of code that keep working, where there is no time
>> (or business reason) to change the code. This sort of change would
>> punish people.

Duh!  Again a remark which expresses "I am a core developer, so I know
how real-life works. You're mot so you must be stupid. Let me tell you
how it works".  Please stop doing that! (also to other people than me)

       Mark Overmeer MSc                                MARKOV Solutions                         

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