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Re^4: All uppercase subs

by blazar (Canon)
on Jul 18, 2005 at 14:23 UTC ( #475774=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: All uppercase subs
in thread All uppercase subs

I think that the specially named subs deserve having beautiful names. OTOH I don't consider __DATA__ and __PACKAGE__ to be "ugly names" at all. They're nice as special tokens, and I must say I regret they (being supposed) not to be there in Perl6.

As Larry himself wrote once, the shebang line

#!/usr/bin/perl
is much like a "hello!" and the
__END__
line is much like a "goodbye". Now IIRC it is supposed to be taken away in favour of a pod (or whatever it will eventaully be called) directive. But I mean: maybe it's just me, but I'm really keen on that "__END__".

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