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Re^6: Syntax checking without BEGIN blocks

by Anonymous Monk
on May 02, 2006 at 14:51 UTC ( #546910=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Syntax checking without BEGIN blocks
in thread Syntax checking without BEGIN blocks

If I am worried about the code I'm going to have to understand it - whether it is "syntactically" correct or not.

If it's not "syntactially" correct; it's not code. It's either unused, or data provided to something that is code. I need to understand the code; then I can learn what it does with the data.

Debugging data is a futile waste of time. Debugging code is not.


Comment on Re^6: Syntax checking without BEGIN blocks
Re^7: Syntax checking without BEGIN blocks
by adrianh (Chancellor) on May 03, 2006 at 10:50 UTC
    If it's not "syntactially" correct; it's not code. It's either unused, or data provided to something that is code. I need to understand the code; then I can learn what it does with the data.

    Yes - but what you seem to be saying is that debugging somehow becomes a great deal more dangerous if you cannot syntax check your program without running BEGIN blocks, etc.

    If that is what you're saying then I don't understand it - since it is manifestly not true in my experience.

    If that isn't what you're saying then you need to restate it so poor fools like me can understand what you're getting at.

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