On Jul 23, 2012, at 7:42 PM, Trans <transfire / gmail.com> wrote:

> why not deprecate __END__? Is there some really
> important use case that we just can't live without? The whole idea strikes=
 me as rather hackish, especially considering it is limited to main file.

I infrequently use __END__ for single-file scripts. It's easier to transport=
 a single file with embedded data than two or more files.=