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ext::B::B::Terse(Perl Programmers Reference Gext::B::B::Terse(3p)


NAME
       B::Terse - Walk Perl syntax tree, printing terse info
       about ops

SYNOPSIS
               perl -MO=Terse[,OPTIONS] foo.pl

DESCRIPTION
       This version of B::Terse is really just a wrapper that
       calls B::Concise with the -terse option. It is provided
       for compatibility with old scripts (and habits) but using
       B::Concise directly is now recommended instead.

       For compatiblilty with the old B::Terse, this module also
       adds a method named "terse" to B::OP and B::SV objects.
       The B::SV method is largely compatible with the old one,
       though authors of new software might be advised to choose
       a more user-friendly output format. The B::OP "terse"
       method, however, doesn't work well. Since B::Terse was
       first written, much more information in OPs has migrated
       to the scratchpad datastructure, but the "terse" interface
       doesn't have any way of getting to the correct pad. As a
       kludge, the new version will always use the pad for the
       main program, but for OPs in subroutines this will give
       the wrong answer or crash.

AUTHOR
       The original version of B::Terse was written by Malcolm
       Beattie, <mbeattieATsable.uk>. This wrapper was writ-
       ten by Stephen McCamant, <smccATMIT.EDU>.



























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