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Re: perltidy safety

by merlyn (Sage)
on Aug 09, 2005 at 16:09 UTC ( #482282=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to perltidy safety

No static independent parsing of Perl can completely understand /usr/bin/perl's parsing of a given Perl program. See my (now classic) On Parsing Perl for examples and an explanation.

Therefore, there will be always be a risk of breakage. If you have a good test suite, be sure to use that.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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