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

by samtregar (Abbot)
on May 08, 2002 at 03:37 UTC ( #164897=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

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.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A Macro System for Perl?
by belg4mit (Prior) on May 08, 2002 at 03:41 UTC
    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
        Toothpicks was a Douglas Adams reference ;-) Wonko The Sane.

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

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