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Umm, define "core". The perldoc to Switch states "There are undoubtedly serious bugs lurking somewhere in code this funky" and then goes on at some lengths about the limitations of source filters. TheDamian (the original author) categorizes Switch as a module "...you shouldn't use in production...", because it's an experiment. Given that, it'd take some pretty serious convincing for me to use the module for anything serious(especially since the functionality it implements is otherwise available).

Update: itub defined "core" for me, thanks :-). I missed it because Switch.pm isn't listed at the perl.5.8.7 page at search.cpan.org, though the download does contain it. Curious indeed.


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In reply to Re^2: Responsibilities of a module author by tirwhan
in thread Responsibilities of a module author by xdg

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