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Aaron Crane
June 16, 2015 17:38
Re: Question/suggestion on perlfunc.pod example
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Glenn Golden <> wrote:
>   * In your version, "runs no external processes" has been dropped. Imo, as a
>     relatively inexpert perl user, that was a useful reminder, even though one
>     can certainly argue that the presence of backtics "obviously" implies an
>     external process.  To put it another way, a reader of my skill level might
>     well appreciate that reminder, even though it's redundant for the more
>     experienced user.  For the cost of four words, I'd favor keeping it.

FWIW, that phrase was added specifically to avoid incorrectly
suggesting that C<do $file> will set $? in the same way that C<eval
`cat $file`> does:

Aaron Crane **

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