[m-rev.] diff: mtags: use perl -w

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon Nov 24 18:03:51 AEDT 2003

On 24-Nov-2003, Peter Moulder <Peter.Moulder at infotech.monash.edu.au> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 02:59:01PM +1100, Fergus Henderson wrote:
> > 	- use "&foo" instead of the deprecated "do foo" notation for
> > 	  calling subroutines
> Using &foo() rather than foo() disables prototype checking.  You
> probably don't want that.

Ah, thanks.  You're right, I don't want that.

Do you know when the foo() form was introduced?  Is the foo() form
going to be sufficiently portable to all versions of Perl that people
are likely to have lying around (say, anything released in the last
four years)?

> If perl gives unsightly warnings about not
> checking prototypes because of call-before-declaration,

No, it didn't seem to mind that.

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