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Re^3: On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"

by diotalevi (Canon)
on May 16, 2006 at 22:42 UTC ( #549910=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"
in thread On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"

How many other users are affected by your change?

Everyone that's going to use the next version of perl whether as a user, developer, or admin. Oh wait, you meant the change that's local that hasn't roundtripped through p5p? I haven't found reason to patch a core module on the production systems but it wouldn't be forbidden if there weren't some better alternative like a newer, fixed version. We're probably in agreement that it'd be really far down on the list of things to try when working around a problem.

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[shmem]: see my scratchpad. Look for userDict
[shmem]: use strict and my %userDict; would be a compile time error in the perl equivalent.
[shmem]: note that userDict wasn't declared previously before the for block

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