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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: Minor doc fix for Apache::TestRequest
Date Mon, 18 Oct 2004 23:47:50 GMT
Boris Zentner wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Am Dienstag 19 Oktober 2004 00:15 schrieb Stas Bekman:
> 
>>>Ops, sorry.
>>>
>>>hard to explain in english, here is a example:
>>>
>>>perl -we 'sub have_lwp {} my $redir = have_lwp ? [qw(GET HEAD POST)] :
>>>1;'
>>
>>% perl -we 'sub have_lwp {}; my $redir = have_lwp ? [qw(GET HEAD POST)] :
>>1;' Search pattern not terminated at -e line 1.
>>
>>Hmm, I wonder where does it find a search pattern there
> 
> 
> Perl thinks ? is the start of the ?PATTERN? operator. See perldoc perlop for 
> more on it. I never used it. And I'm amazed too.

Hmm, I wasn't even aware of the existance of this operator.

That sounds like a parser bug to me. Care to ping p5p about it? At least 
this caveat needs to be documented in perl docs I believe (if it isn't 
already).


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