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The automatic implied defined() was added after my time as pumpking. When I discovered the danger of while (<>) {}, I didn't feel I could change the language without breaking things, so I added a warning instead. That warning was unsatisfactory to a lot of people, so the issue came up again, this time during one of Larry's more available periods. Somebody proposed the language change we have today, Larry OK'd it, and the patch was installed almost immediately.

    -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

In reply to Re: Re: Re: A most obscure bug by chip
in thread A most obscure bug by robin

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