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Re: Perl 5's greatest limitation is...?

by TilRMan (Friar)
on Jul 28, 2005 at 08:41 UTC ( [id://478880] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl 5's greatest limitation is...?

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; this();
is a runtime error, not a compile-time error (Update: nor a compile-time warning).

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Re^2: Perl 5's greatest limitation is...?
by Joost (Canon) on Aug 03, 2005 at 14:50 UTC
    And that's a problem that's impossible to solve in any perl program that uses eval STRING, AUTOLOAD, objects, require, do, symbolic references, typeglobs and probably more constructs that make perl such a nice and flexible language.

    If you're really worried about missing a subroutine, you are going to need some good tests, because there are loads of problems just like it that can't ever be detected at compile-time.