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Re: stuck with a \N{CHAR NAME} problem

by SimonClinch (Deacon)
on May 26, 2011 at 14:15 UTC ( #906836=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to stuck with a \N{CHAR NAME} problem

Hmmm short answer is that everything is working perfectly - Perl is supposed to give an error if the regexp is incorrect ;) - Seriously though, what functionality are you actually wanting?

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Re^2: stuck with a \N{CHAR NAME} problem
by JavaFan (Canon) on May 26, 2011 at 15:50 UTC
    Well, *I* would want Perl to accept this. Either by just DWIM (heh, if it can figure out what is wanted when giving the error message, why not just f*cking do it? If I wanted Pythonesque behaviour, I would have run python), or by just not doing anything special.

    Preferably the former.

    IMO, it's ok for a language to say "look buddy, I do not know what you mean here". But languages that say "oh, I know exactly what you mean, but I'm not going to do it because you didn't use some magic incantation" have no business to exists outside fora like the hates-software mailing list.

      Is there another language really that DWIM? You know, I could do with a good reason to switch to part-time work ;)

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