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Has such a project ever been written, by anyone? Have you looked at the modules you're using? My Perl projects have all had more reused code written by others than original code written by me. Is this a bad thing? No, because that's not what I use Perl for. If I want to write an entire application from scratch, I'd choose a different language. Perl's power comes directly from third-party modules.


In reply to Re: What's the biggest piece of work you've done alone with Perl? by Anonymous Monk
in thread What's the biggest piece of work you've done alone with Perl? by Your Mother

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    [Corion]: You'll have to look somewhere esoteric for that. Maybe some tied variable or special dualvar can also trigger that. But it's certainly not a common occurrence
    [Corion]: And on 5.20, the following also outputs no find:perl -wle 'for my $x ("\x{2000}".."\ x{1fffff}") { if( $x && ! length $x ) { warn qq(<$x>); warn length $x; die } }'
    [Corion]: (this time on Unix)
    [hippo]: Understood. I'll have to go through the code and see if it's doing anything fancy with ties, dual-vars or non-scalars. In the end, it's probably a bug though.
    [Corion]: Aaah - you should be able to do this with overload, but I would hit somebody really hard if they constructed objects that are true but the empty string, and you not knowing about the domain knowledge where this makes sense

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