But, to be quite frank, TheDamian was a fool. (: To see this you need only note that many modules he wrote that were meant to be useful used source filters and it took him years to realize and own up to the fact that these modules were seriously flawed because of it.
No doubt I *am* a fool in many many ways. But this particular justification for that conclusion just doesn't hold water. The *only* module it might conceivably apply to is Switch.pm, which specifically has a LIMITATIONS section in the POD, clearly explaining the potential problems.
The only other modules I have released that use source filtering at all are either:
- in the Acme:: hierarchy and hence inherently stupid and NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE,
- in the Perl6:: hierarchy and hence inherently experimental and NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE, or
- don't actually filter *source* at all (i.e. Inline::Files, Smart::Comments, Toolkit) and hence are unaffected by the parsing limitations of source filters.
By all means pillory me for past mistakes...I've surely made enough of them. But let's make them *actual* mistakes, huh?
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