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Re^2: what would you like to see in perl5.12? (nested statement modifiers)

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Aug 07, 2008 at 14:37 UTC ( #702889=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: what would you like to see in perl5.12? (nested statement modifiers)
in thread what would you like to see in perl5.12?

Actually, the main reason Perl5 doesn't have nested statement modifiers is that noone submitted a patch for it.

About the only way to get your wish into Perl5 is to actually go do it. A single person writing a patch for nested modifiers increases the chance to get it added to Perl a million times more than a thousand perlmonks wishing for it in a thread.


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Re^3: what would you like to see in perl5.12? (nested statement modifiers)
by ysth (Canon) on Aug 07, 2008 at 15:25 UTC
    In many cases, I'd agree with you. This, though, is something people seem to have a real hangup over. The patch is pretty trivial (albeit writing tests is less so). But now that Larry has changed his mind, it should be an easier sell. (pause). There, the perly.y changes took about 45 seconds. Anybody want to help write tests?

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