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Re: Re: Re: A Macro System for Perl?

by belg4mit (Prior)
on May 08, 2002 at 00:07 UTC ( #164862=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: A Macro System for Perl?
in thread A Macro System for Perl?

Agreed, but what about the README? It would seem that there is an inference of compatiblity with C macros, and a familiarity with them on the users part. Then again, it's not as if I wrote it ;-) And of course, there's always the source.

perl -pew "s/\b;([mnst])/'$1/g"

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Re: Re: Re: Re: A Macro System for Perl?
by samtregar (Abbot) on May 08, 2002 at 03:37 UTC
    The README is three lines long (aside from build instructions) and doesn't mention C macros at all. It comes with no examples and no tests. It is, for all intents and purpose aside from the author's own use, worthless.


      Calling something worthless because you are unwilling/unable to take a peak under the hood to accomdate the author's laziness/lack of foresight is tantamount to calling a box of toothpicks without directions useless.

      perl -pew "s/\b;([mnst])/'$1/g"

        s/box of toothpicks/box of gears and springs/. Sure, there's a fully-functional clock in there somewhere, but I'm not going to find it. Seriously, though, glancing at the source for a couple of seconds makes me think it will behave like CPP for simple things, with '#' replaced by '#%'. My favorite thing, though, was the TODO file, which I quote in its entirety:
        * #if

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