On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> wrote:
>> I thought the idea of overloading the string representation to look like
>> the old style was a cute solution. If we don't have anyone at hand who
>> knows how to do that, let's find someone who does. Not break our users'
>> code because we're too lazy to find out how to do it properly.
> What I was casting a bit of doubt on upthread was whether or not this would
> work without possibly breaking some code, in possibly silent or obscure
> ways. If I'm wrong about that, then by all means let's use some perl Magic
> (that's a technical term) to achieve this. IIRC Alex recently posted some
> code that might be instructive about this.
I agree with your gut feeling. I suspect the Perl magic solution will
make no one very happy.
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