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B::Terse(3)            Perl Programmers Reference Guide            B::Terse(3)



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 compatibility 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
       written by Stephen McCamant, <smccATMIT.EDU>.



perl v5.8.8                       2001-09-21                       B::Terse(3)