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in reply to Re: Some thoughts around the "is Perl code maintainable" discussion
in thread Some thoughts around the "is Perl code maintainable" discussion

syntax highlighting is fantastic, and yet i've never seen an editor get it right for perl.

i've got a number of source files littered with #'#fix vim highlight to give hints to the editor that, no, s|'|"|g; is not the start of a runaway string.

only perl can parse Perl is the usual mantra. most software can't do it -- no wonder humans have trouble, too. ;-)