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Re: Death to Dot Star!

by Juerd (Abbot)
on Jan 01, 2002 at 06:07 UTC ( #135472=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Death to Dot Star!

If .* is being used to grab data, or in a regex that's just there to verify if something's correct, it is bad most of the time.

BUT... If s/// is used, .* often is the right choice.


Please don't use [\s\S]* or [\d\D]* etc because someone told you .* is bad. You can use .* if you know it's right. (btw, . doesn't match \n unless /s is used, [\d\D] and friends do match \n).

Summary: if you know what it does, and it does what you want, .* is not bad.

2;0 juerd@ouranos:~$ perl -e'undef christmas' Segmentation fault 2;139 juerd@ouranos:~$

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[LanX]: I remeber M::S (it was dialog driven?) to be buggy
[stevieb]: As far as Dist::Zilla goes, I don't like installing that other than on systems my test platorm runs on. I find it too heavy. I prefer being able to glean a Makefile.PL
[LanX]: what's frustrating me is that a distribution has lots of dupplicated info
[stevieb]: LanX I don't know if it's dialog driven; I just use it in the simplest of terms (just run module-starter at the CLI, and the very last couple of lines are how I use it.
[stevieb]: which dist are you speaking of regarding dups, LanX?
[LanX]: readme version number and so on ...
[stevieb]: with M::S, you can also add other tags, but defaults work... such as --license=perl --eumm
[LanX]: I'm not a big fan of pure make, apparently the auto generated ones are so complicated to be able to work with all possible makes

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