Does Perl has a code hider

Abigail abigail at
Fri Sep 18 11:06:47 BST 2009

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 09:48:19AM +0100, Sue Spence wrote:
> 2009/9/17 Jacqui Caren <jacqui.caren at>
> > Robert Shiels wrote:
> > > Don't really want my mbox file filling up with them.
> >
> > I dont mind doing reviews and the idea of a FAQ review
> > is a good one but trying to "push me" will not work.
> >
> > I think the idea would have been shot down if I suggested posting
> > three or more FAQs to here every week.
> >
> > Why not post (a different) one a month to lost of .pm lists?
> >
> > Once a month is tolerable. Three a week when perlfaq is a command
> > on almost every server I have access to is ... words fail me.
> Almost everyone is being wildly tolerant of this idea.  I'm not fond of it
> myself, though.  Not when could be done in a separate list for those who
> would like to see perlfaqs in their mailbox.  Social discussion lists
> shouldn't have automated posting directed to them.

I'm not too fond of it either. If I wanted to read a perlfaq, I can
do 'man perlfaq' anytime.

But putting up a filter to block the sender of those automated faqs
isn't too hard either.


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