Perl 5 version 18.3 documentation
less - perl pragma to request less of something
- use less 'CPU';
This is a user-pragma. If you're very lucky some code you're using will know that you asked for less CPU usage or ram or fat or... we just can't know. Consult your documentation on everything you're currently using.
For general suggestions, try requesting
If you ask for nothing in particular, you'll be asking for
- use less 'please';
FOR MODULE AUTHORS
less has been in the core as a "joke" module for ages now and it
hasn't had any real way to communicating any information to
anything. Thanks to Nicholas Clark we have user pragmas (see
perlpragma) and now
can do something.
You can probably expect your users to be able to guess that they can request less CPU or memory or just "less" overall.
If the user didn't specify anything, it's interpreted as having used
tag. It's up to you to make this useful.
BOOLEAN = less->of( FEATURE )
The class method
less->of( NAME )
returns a boolean to tell you
whether your user requested less of something.
FEATURES = less->of()
If you don't ask for any feature, you get the list of features that the user requested you to be nice to. This has the nice side effect that if you don't respect anything in particular then you can just ask for it and use it like a boolean.
- This probably does nothing.
- This works only on 5.10+
At least it's backwards compatible in not doing much.