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Re: [perl #108470] Term::ReadLine should use AE instead of Tk forevent looping

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Nicholas Clark
Date:
January 18, 2012 07:53
Subject:
Re: [perl #108470] Term::ReadLine should use AE instead of Tk forevent looping
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20120118155315.GI9069@plum.flirble.org
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 04:43:11PM +0100, H.Merijn Brand wrote:

> You are so capable of writing my opinion way better that I would have
> been able myself :)

I had 3 or 4 edits to get it right.

Portability is a trade off.

And if one is putting in portability for platforms one doesn't know, hasn't
used, doesn't use, and likely never will, it's (likely) an externality being
dumped on one.

So it's not wrong not to do it. [Abigail has made similar valid arguments
about File::Copy versus system("cp", ...). I think that MJD has emphasised
in at least one talk that it's a trade off, not a mantra]

But there's more than one way to express this :-/

Nicholas Clark

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