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Re: Do you use format and write?

by Roy Johnson (Monsignor)
on Mar 10, 2005 at 15:48 UTC ( #438304=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Do you use format and write?

I think the reason we don't see a lot about formats is that they're pretty mundane. Not a lot of questions to be asked about them.

The interesting thought that your post gave me was this: formats are no longer worth including in core perl. By that, I mean that if the feature were being considered today, people would say "write a module for that -- it shouldn't be part of the core language." It would very probably be a core module, but not part of the language itself.

I notice that Perl 6 still includes formats. I wonder if that's because nobody ever considered dropping them?
Correction: formatting is done by a module in Perl 6.

Caution: Contents may have been coded under pressure.

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Re^2: Do you use format and write?
by davido (Cardinal) on Mar 10, 2005 at 16:17 UTC

    I suspect that it's because under Perl6, they've been given new features that make them relevant to a larger portion of Perl's users again.


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