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Perl DWIMery

by azstyx (Acolyte)
on Dec 03, 2004 at 20:29 UTC ( #412267=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

azstyx has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello team, Im rather new to perl and i have seen this acronym "DWIMery" used sometimes in reference to Perl.......so what does it stand for? thx!

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Re: Perl DWIMery
by revdiablo (Prior) on Dec 03, 2004 at 20:32 UTC

    As jZed already mentioned, DWIM means "Do What I Mean." It's one of the common Perl design goals. It means that, as much as possible, things should just work as expected. Sometimes it seems as if Perl is reading your mind -- that's DWIMery.

      Thanks to jZed and revdiablo!!!! :)
Re: Perl DWIMery
by jZed (Prior) on Dec 03, 2004 at 20:30 UTC
    DWIM = Do What I Mean.
Re: Perl DWIMery
by erix (Prior) on Dec 03, 2004 at 20:54 UTC

    And see Re: Magic, which is part of another thread discussing Perls DWIM/Magic (a funny and informative thread).

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