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Re: Modules which improve system() ?

by Gilimanjaro (Hermit)
on Jun 23, 2006 at 09:37 UTC ( #557126=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Modules which improve system() ?

Ah! A Klingon programmer!

You would rather have your minions die then return in failure... Well, we can oblige...

You're looking for Perl6::Builtins, which you can use as follows:

use Perl6::Builtins qw( system ); system $cmd or croak "Couldn't run: $cmd ($OS_ERROR)";

Example was taken from TheDamian's Perl Best Practices.

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Re^2: Modules which improve system() ?
by qbxk (Friar) on Jun 24, 2006 at 00:22 UTC
    That's incredibly interesting.
    we can prepare for tomorrow, today!

    are there any downsides, caveats, or cautions to using the Perl6 namespace? for example, are any of these going to change in subtle, bug-introducing ways down the road? or do they cause perl to run incredibly slow or something horrible? it seems too good to be true

    update... i answered my own question, here the dreaded source filter lurks...

    It's not what you look like, when you're doin' what you’re doin'.
    It's what you’re doin' when you’re doin' what you look like you’re doin'!
         - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Express yourself

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[Lady_Aleena]: Module is currently 104 lines but will shirnk to 63. The script using the module is currently 40 lines but will grow to 82, 180 to 146 lines total. (This is after rewrting the data files.)

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