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James E Keenan
October 7, 2012 14:46
Re: a2p/s2p
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On 10/7/12 4:43 PM, Johan Vromans wrote:
> Ralph Corderoy (via RT)<>  writes:
>> [perl #115158] a2p wrongly considers string literal "0" is always false
> I've been wondering for a long time now: Are a2p and s2p actually still
> used?
> They made sense 20 years ago, when people were writin awk and sed
> scripts and perl was a new and upcoming tool.
> But are these tools still used today, to the extent that they should be
> part of the perl core, instead of CPAN modules/tools?

I have been wondering much the same thing as I have been looking over 
pod2html in recent months.

I think they belong on CPAN, not in the core distribution -- even on a 
"dual-life" basis.  But before we move these to CPAN-only, we need to 
deal with reported bugs and to recruit a CPAN maintainer.

(Don't all volunteer at once! ;-) )

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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