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Re: The Perl 5 Conspiracy

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Mar 01, 2006 at 01:07 UTC ( #533551=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The Perl 5 Conspiracy

I can't recall a single good idea accompanied by working code turned away in the past five years I've read the mailing list.

I can. Migrating Win32API::(File|Net|Registry) into the core. Fixing pseudohash lookups so that things like

my $x=[{foo=>[]}]; $x->{foo}=1;

dont eat up all your ram (darned if i can find the mail that had the patch in it when i search tho). Fixing native Win32 command line handling so globbing is automatic as it would be on VMS and thereby simulating how it works on *nix. Fixing <> so it cant be used to rm -rf /. And thats just with a modest amount of searching, or asking in the CB. I'm sure if I looked hard Id find a bunch more.

I like the idea of votes. I think that certain personalities have historically had their (negative) opinions weighted far more heavily than they should be. A proper voting mechanism would counteract that. IE: "We have 300 people who said that it should work like X, just because PERLGURU thinks otherwise shouldn't outweigh them."

Renaming 'err' to 'dor'... Ummm.... :-)


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Re^2: The Perl 5 Conspiracy
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Mar 01, 2006 at 01:15 UTC

    Do you not like renaming "err" to "dor"? The latter is more accurate as the first implies that an undefined value is always an error, which it most certainly is not.


    New address of my CGI Course.

      Yes exactly. I do like renaming 'err' to be 'dor'. That was the point. See my other posts, or my rants on p5p on the subject. Or read a minor summary in the subthread starting at Re^7: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long


        Agree 100%. dor seems so obvious.

        "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."

      Every time I see dor I have to think durr

      Makeshifts last the longest.

        Every time I see dor I have to think durr…

        It would make more sense as "doh"...


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