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Re: Don't patch perlopentut: rewrite it completely

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Alexander Hartmaier
February 17, 2013 14:59
Re: Don't patch perlopentut: rewrite it completely
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It seems most of you haven't read what I wrote both on the mailing list and
on irc at all.
There is a complete rewrite in progress already:
The structure has been thought out by leont, I've started filling it with
My goal was a simple modernization of perlopentut in form of replacing
2-arg with 3-arg open and bareword (what we call direct filehandles after
some discussion in IRC) with lexical (what was called indirect filehandle
before) filehandles to have at least *something* ready for 5.18 that
doesn't teach newbies things that aren't best practice since over ten years.
But instead of allowing a simple change that makes the document at least
follow current best practises you start something that easily takes months.

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