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[perl #133961] Documentation patch for -M

Philippe 'BooK' Bruhat via RT
April 24, 2019 23:01
[perl #133961] Documentation patch for -M
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On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 05:24:28 -0700, jkeenan wrote:
> If we accept the patch, then this becomes a feature which we have to
> support going forward.  Do we want to do that?  Should we?

My understanding of many of the command-line operators like -p, -n, -e
and others is that they basically construct a string that ends up being
eval'ed. This is a particularly stable part of Perl.

This powers the Eskimo Greeting secret operator `}{` and makes weird
things like `perl -pe '11..&'` (exposed back in 2001) still work today.

-- BooK

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