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Matthew Persico
July 5, 2020 16:15
Re: Perl 7 -- 'use strict' and oneliners
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Replying because I voiced the same question (what about perl -e) during a
Q&A session about Perl 7 the next day and I haven't seen much, if any, talk
around it, except perhaps in terms of

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 1:10 AM Sean Whitton <>

> Hello,
> I hope this is an appropriate question for this forum; please excuse me
> if not.
> I watched the Perl 7 talk from Sawyer X and was wondering what those
> behind the Perl 7 initiative have in mind for usage of perl oneliners at
> the command line.
> Specifically, while 'use strict' is a desirable default for scripts, it
> would probably be an unwieldly default for oneliners, making them harder
> to read and write for little benefit.
> On the other hand. it would be unfortunate if for oneliners it's
> expected that people will continue to use perl5, because oneliners
> benefit from having things like 'say' turned on by default (and without
> having to remember -E).
> Would be grateful to hear about the thinking in this area.  It was
> several years after I first learned some perl for scripting that I
> learned how to use things like -n, -p etc., and not coincidentally this
> was when I became a real fan of the language.
> Thank you to everyone thinking hard about moving Perl forward!
> --
> Sean Whitton

Matthew O. Persico

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