http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=257590

It happens all the time. Someone asks about a language feature and the general consensus is "don't use that!". Most recent example, and insperation for this node: regex "o" modifier.

Perl has its weaknesses and it's good we realize them. I can think of only a few myself:

Including the /o-modifier, the list now has 3 language features that seemed a nice idea at first, but aren't really usable now.

This is your opportunity to curse in church :)

Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

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