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Re^3: Perl oddities

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 02, 2005 at 13:25 UTC ( #435813=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Perl oddities
in thread Perl oddities

You can't make core Perl do this

Did I say we should change Perl to allow this? No. Do you understand the premises of this thread? brian was asking for what people consider oddities of Perl thinking. Now I'm sure any oddity has its reason for being odd (after all, it's there the way it is because someone put it there, and not because Larry has a piece of radioactive material next to his computer and he's just watching how the rays mutate Perl) - but that's not the point.

I expect Perl to DWIM (just like it does in many other things), and if on my system select undef, undef, undef, 2.5 waits for about 2500 milliseconds, then there's no reason to assume sleep 2.5 can't.

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belg4mit kicks Perl in the shins, "Unmatched ) in regex; marked by" my ass
[belg4mit]: Nothing wrong with perl -le 'print ":)" =~ /(?^u:^(\:|\:\))$) /'
[Lotus1]: belg4mit are you on a Linix server?
[belg4mit]: yes. the regular expression is generated in code from a text file. that s the regular expression that Perl blows up when it reaches it, but if I use it from the comman line it's fine
[belg4mit]: oh, wait, damn, different lne number
[choroba]: same Perl version?
[choroba]: oh, ok
[belg4mit]: I had \Q'd in one RE but not a subsequent one, doh

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