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Re: Re: RFC: Shell::DWIM

by erikharrison (Deacon)
on Oct 07, 2002 at 14:09 UTC ( #203332=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: RFC: Shell::DWIM
in thread RFC: Shell::DWIM

I had actually considered overloading system, but decided against it, at least as the primary interface. The reason was that the code is destined for two groups pf people - newbies and people writing large scale code who need a more maintainable solution. Overloading system for either group seemed to be the wrong way to go - especially because all of system's features are not supported

As for remembering more details with this module - what's to remember? It seems that remembering to chain your error variables to find the correct one is harder than print $RUN_ERROR. But then, I wrote Shell::DWIM to minimize my surprise. What exactly is it about the level of detail do you think makes this harder than system or japhygesis?


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