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Re: Thoughts on replacing -> with .

by hippo (Monsignor)
on Jun 11, 2013 at 17:31 UTC ( #1038293=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Thoughts on replacing -> with .

For those, like me, who are not habitual readers of p5p here is the discussion.

FWIW I think this is a really bad idea. If typing "->" is such hard work for someone they should become au fait with the macro system in their $EDITOR. There is no reason at all for that to affect the rest of us. As a perl user of almost 20 years now the use of the dot as the concatenation operator is so ingrained that I suspect it would be almost impossible to supplant. Let us hope that sense is seen and that this "feature" is parked indefinitely.

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[Corion]: perldigious: That seems to be more the export and likely it's the recipients of that export that like the titles changes
[Corion]: ... "changed"
[Corion]: I usually expect fixed header names, but am sometimes lenient in the order of columns. But changing the report titles often sounds to me as if you are not the sole consument of the export ;)
[shmem]: perldigious: as always - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Ther must be a very compelling reason for changing column names in a database. Those are rare.
[Corion]: If you have whitespace in the column names in the database, whap the DBAs ;)

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