--- Xah Lee <xah / xahlee.org> wrote: 

> Just bumped into another irresponsibility in perl.
> 
> the crime in question this time is the module File::Basename.
> 
> Reproduction:
> 
> 1. create a directory containing a file of this name: "cdrom.html".
> 2. "use File::Basename;", with the line:
>    ($name,$path,$suffix) = fileparse($File::Find::name, ('.html',
> '.m'));
> 3. Notice that your cdrom.html will be parsed into "cdr" with suffix
> "om.html".

Was there really *any* need for this e-mail....? I couldn't give a rats
arse as to whether File::Basename under perl works. system(basename foo)
would have done me just fine.

Pointless perl bashing...grrrrr

-- Thomas Adam

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