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Re: RFC - File::Util 4.x Series Pre-Release

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jan 30, 2013 at 21:14 UTC ( #1016155=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC - File::Util 4.x Series Pre-Release

A comment -- which may apply to the original interface as much as the new one (I'm not familiar with either) -- but can_read and can_write seem particularly vulnerable to misinterpretation.

Those two are usually associated with the immediate ability to read from or write to a handle; rather than the "effective permissions" usage; which might better be described by can_be_read and can_be_written.

Beyond that, this is not a module I see myself ever using (in its old or new form). after paging down through the "succinct" doc about 5 times my eyes glazed over. Personally, I much preferred the brevity of the old "scripting" interface to the verbosity of the "modern [sic] interface; though I never felt the need for even that. I'll be sticking with glob.


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by Tommy (Chaplain) on Jan 30, 2013 at 21:44 UTC

    Thanks for the suggestion. Noted. I'm definitely taking it into account. It wouldn't be hard to, say, *can_be_read = *can_read; # NOOOO! ;-)

    As for "succinct" -- that was in reference to the SYNTAX section of the File::Util::Manual. The actual front-facing man page is much shorter.

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