Merlyn Kline

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  • Commented on Why I try to avoid Perl's punctuation variables
    I'm with Ovid. I love that perl will let me do very concise things and has all these features, but they should be used appropriately. Invoking perl with -e on the command line to do some one-off task is often...
  • Commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 3: Paving While Driving
    I was fiddling with date parsing (i.e. conversion) ideas recently and left the end result here: Might or might not contain some useful ideas....
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  • Steve Nolte commented on Why I try to avoid Perl's punctuation variables

    I applaud this article and others like it. At $work we are constantly fighting bugs in code that is "too clever" and not explicit. Also fascinating to see what may seem obvious to some (e.g. the Babycart operator) but quite confusing to newbies.

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