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doubling the number of 'quoting' characters…("x" vs. qq{x})

In the realm of your discussion it's (\"x\" vs. qq{x}) which makes the score even.

I don't think it would catch on as a routine practice.

It is routine practise, but that may be only me. For one I don't like "external" characters inside my perl code (the backslash belonging to the cmd.exe, and is not seen by perl), and secondly it's actually easier to parse when read (for my brain at least).

Update: The original proposition from mirod came from the -ix side. My remarks are coming from the Win command line ;-)


In reply to Re^3: RFC: A Primer on Writing Portable Perl Programs by pKai
in thread RFC: A Primer on Writing Portable Perl Programs by yumpy

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