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Re^5: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments
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I like your idea! I guess in my mind all the things forbidden in The Low-Magic Perl Commandments are "grey magic" (neutral) at best and "black magic" (bad) at worst.
Although the forthcoming "use magic;" and "no magic;" pragmas are seemingly binary in nature, in reality there is still a small amount of magic kept in RPerl, thus the term "Low-Magic Perl". I consider all the magic remaining to be "white magic" (good), such as memory management, garbage collection, hash data types, Perl's list of builtins, and other DWIM-like features. So the "Low-Magic" of "Low-Magic Perl" is "white magic".
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~ Will the Chill