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Precaution against data loss is an entirely different thing, though related. But that concern doesn't justify marking in-place edits as bad idea, more so generally.

Perl wouldn't have the -i switch if doing in-place edits wasn't a good idea. Generally speaking.

--shmem

_($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                              /\_¯/(q    /
----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
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