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On Jan 30, 2013, at 6:18 AM, steve donovan <> wrote:

> It's another subtle difference between 5.1 and 5.2 encoding getting us
> here.  (BTW, _ENV is not treated specially yet for 5.2)

Yes, this is all for 5.2. And yes, _ENV is special in 5.2 :)

> Static analysis of dynamic languages starts out optimistically like
> Napoleon invadiing Russia in the Summer, and then gets bogged down in
> the Winter ;)

To paraphrase Ted Neward [1]: 

The  Berezina [2] of Computer Science: Static Analysis Of Dynamic Languages

But even a trouncing could be turned into beautiful artifacts, see Minard chart of Napoleon's Russian Campaign [3].