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Lukas Mai
November 23, 2015 19:58
Re: [perl #126715] Deprecate barewords?
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Am 23.11.2015 um 20:49 schrieb bulk88 via RT:
> On Mon Nov 23 06:53:30 2015, ed wrote:
>> Yes, by 'barewords' I meant to say the treatment of unquoted
>> identifiers as strings, in cases where "use strict 'subs'" would give
>> an error.  That is not the case for STDERR.
>> Barewords will give a warning "clash with future reserved word", but
>> not if they have characters outside [a-z].
>> My question is first, whether anyone is still using this feature (I
>> have never come across code that uses it outside of golfing and
>> poetry, but I accept that different programmers have different
>> styles), and if the answer to the first question is "no", whether it
>> might be time to officially deprecate this feature.
> uses them to pack .pm files. I've attached a sample packed .pm.

How much of that magic is fixed bytes? Because if it's just two bytes 
('MZ'), you can work around it with 'MZ() if 0;' or similar. No barewords!

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