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Re^4: Perl <dir_with_wildcards>

by duff (Parson)
on Dec 14, 2017 at 17:09 UTC ( #1205540=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Perl <dir_with_wildcards>
in thread Perl <dir_with_wildcards>

I'm pretty sure <> as glob has been around since pretty close to the beginning of time as far as perl is concerned. It was present in Perl 4.

A quick look in the git log of the perl5 repository shows commentary about it from Jun 1988 in perl 2.0

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Re^5: Perl <dir_with_wildcards>
by kcott (Archbishop) on Dec 15, 2017 at 04:17 UTC

    Just out of interest, I reached for my Camel Book (1st Edition). On page 78, the second paragraph is a very close copy of what ++haukex has quoted from the current documentation.

    In the INTRODUCTION section of perlhist, you'll see:

    "Perl 4 introduced the first Camel book. Really. We mostly just switched version numbers so the book could refer to 4.000."

    So, that feature has been around since Perl 3; and, it would appear, hasn't substantially changed. It's possible it worked exactly the same in earlier versions; however, I'm not in a position to comment on that.

    — Ken

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