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Ricardo Signes
February 14, 2013 13:32
Re: perlopentut modernization
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* Alexander Hartmaier <> [2013-02-14T03:43:41]
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 3:51 AM, Ricardo Signes
> <>wrote:
> > special variable C<$!>  -- should link to perlvar, since $! is a bit weird
> >
> I was thinking about even use-ing English and its $OS_ERROR  (or $ERRNO),
> what do you think about that?

I do not suggest it.

> As demerhq already pointed out that's not something I've written but just
> left in from the current doc. I not even knew that before I've started
> working on the doc.
> As I don't want to advocate the two-arg open form I'd rather remove this
> from the tutorial than including in a 2-arg open section where people might
> start using it again because of this 'feature'.

The point is not that you wrote every word of the text, but that you put the
text into the state I quoted, and that this state is in error.

I understand that if you are mentioning two-arg open only to point out that it
exists, you may not want to emphasize this kind of feature.  Probably you
should give it at least a few words, especially regarding space between the
mode and the name.  This need not be there to present anything as a feature,
but if the explanation is there to say "you might also see this form," then it
should include it as it may well be seen:  open FH, "< filename";


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