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Dave Mitchell
June 24, 2013 13:50
Re: [perl #45667] m/[#]/x treated inconsistently
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On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 07:03:17PM -0700, Father Chrysostomos via RT wrote:
> So this is a bigger can of worms than anyone thought.  Perhaps the real
> fix is for the regexp engine to call back to the parser when it sees
> what it thinks is a variable.  Dave Mitchell is not going to like what I
> am suggesting. :-)

Um, lets not do that!

No man treats a motor car as foolishly as he treats another human being.
When the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behaviour to
sin, he does not say, You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you
any more petrol until you go. He attempts to find out what is wrong and
set it right.
    -- Bertrand Russell,
       Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?

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