|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: what would you like to see in perl5.12?by Codon (Friar)
|on Aug 21, 2007 at 07:33 UTC||Need Help??|
The nested modifier, while it may have already been rejected, could have some tidy little uses.
I suppose that could be accomplished as
but is that as clear as the first statement? Using map in void context to get the effect of a for seems clumsy.
As for something I'd really like to see, interpolation of method calls in a string.
As it is, I get to do the oh-so-readable
That doesn't look like it should work, but it does.
While I'm on the concept of OOP, I think I'd like to see Perl actually implement some form of strong encapsulation for objects "out of the box" as opposed to having to roll your own or re-use your "tried and true" method, whatever that may be (CPAN or home-grown).
Certainly the "defined or" (dor) functionality would be a serious benefit to prevent warnings in my code.
That's about all I can think of at this late hour. Time to sleep.
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