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Re: The Marcel Perl Questionnaire

by redcloud (Parson)
on Feb 23, 2001 at 21:28 UTC ( #60506=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Marcel Perl Questionnaire

Hey, this is fun! Here's my take on things:
Favorite Perl Instruction map I have to agree here. Brings back memories of using Scheme in college.
Least Favorite Instruction format I just never have reason to use it
Favorite Looping Mechanism postfix for A bare block with redo is a close runner up
Least Favorite Looping Mechanism do {...} while (...) It's bass ackwards
Favorite Module Data::Dumper Inspect those hairy data structures
Least Favorite Module Anything that starts with XML:: I suppose I'll have to give in someday soon, though.
Favorite Special Variable $_ It's where all the magic happens!
Least Favorite Special Variable $] Fun for obfuscating, but "Its use is highly discouraged"
Favorite variable type hash Like having a struct in C, but you can add elements on the fly!
Favorite Command Line Switch -w Second runner up: "-MCPAN -e shell"
Least Favorite Command Line Switch -U It's Unsafe!
Favorite Pragma strict Of course! 8^)
Favorite Regexp Modifier i I'm sooo insensitive. ;^)
Favorite Regexp Metachar \Q Quote me, baby!
Favorite Descriptive Variable Name $selfFresh-baked objects... yum!
Favorite HERE Doc delimitor EOT"End Of Text"
Favorite Filehandle STDERR always there when you need a friend....

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Corion idly wonders if there is a way to produce ordered .yml files. I want to accept YAML for a configuration file format, but I also want to generate (for debugging/start) a sample configuration file from the current configuration.
[Corion]: Ideally, that configuration file would have some order of the keys, but I'm not sure whether/how YAML supports ordered output.
[Corion]: Basically I have this metadata and generating a purposeful example is much better if the output is ordered in the same way the documentation is ordered

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