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Re: use feature 'postderef'; # Postfix Dereference Syntax is coming in 5.20

by shmem (Canon)
on Nov 26, 2013 at 11:28 UTC ( #1064394=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to use feature 'postderef'; # Postfix Dereference Syntax is coming in 5.20

Is it current policy of p5p now to extend all consistency still existing in perl5 with the statement modifier "except when"?

perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'


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Re^2: use feature 'postderef'; # Postfix Dereference Syntax is coming in 5.20
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Nov 26, 2013 at 17:27 UTC

    shmem:

    "except when"? No, I think it's more like they're going down the path of "given when" <rimshot/>

    I understand the desire to improve perl, but I don't feel like this particular change offers any benefits. I sincerely hope, though, that it doesn't cause me as much grief as smart match.

    ...roboticus

    When your only tool is a hammer, all problems look like your thumb.

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