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(offtopic) perl verbosity

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: (offtopic) perl verbosity
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 17:20:31 +0000
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On Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 07:05:40AM +0100, Akim Demaille wrote:
> (Too bad Perl does not have an operator similar to Swift's "?." or Ruby's 
> "&.", that propagate nil from left to right.)

I know, the texi2any code is like this everywhere.  C code doing the 
same thing is often more concise than the Perl, except for string 
manipulation, because all the fields of a structure are pre-declared.

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