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1. Use $INPUT_RECORD_SEPARATOR instead of $/

I was wondering why you thought this was a good idea. IMO the aliases from can end up making your code harder to follow - purely because they are used so rarely and most people are far more used to using the punctuation variables.

Also there used to be a performance problem with use English. It made Perl think that you'd used $`, $& and $'. This would slow down all regex matches in your code. I think this has been fixed in recent Perls, but I'm not sure exactly when (or to what extent).


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In reply to Re: Re: Up for Critique by davorg
in thread Up for Critique by biograd

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