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Re: Things I Don't Use in Perl

by itub (Priest)
on Aug 23, 2005 at 17:08 UTC ( #485959=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Things I Don't Use in Perl

Call me old-fashioned, but I almost never use the following (although sometimes I use modules that do).

  • source filters
  • prototypes
  • formats (well, that would be old-fashioned)
  • tie (although it has been a helful hack for debugging in some occasions)
  • attributes (including lvalue)
  • barewords (not counting those that are allowed under "use strict")
  • "experimental" regex features. They look cool, but I've been bitten by their bugs too many times. I was surprised to see that Damian recomends some of them as best practices!
  • AUTOLOAD
  • CHECK, INIT
  • CORE::GLOBAL (sometimes useful, such as for testing)
  • Most of the variables on perlvar, but that's too long to mention here. Many of the functions in perlfunc as well.
  • <> to glob
  • foreach (heh, I'm to lazy to type those extra characters. But of course I use for!)
  • pseudohashes (they have been deprecated anyway)
  • version strings (also deprecated)
  • until


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