ANNOUNCE: File::Slurp 9999.06

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File::Slurp 9999.06 adds two minor features. First it now handles
paragraph mode (when you set $/ to '') and t/paragraph.t is its test.
Second it now handles the DATA handle correctly with no sysseek
workaround needed. t/data_list.t and t/data_scalar.t are its tests.

It has been tested on Solaris 9 (5.6.1), OSX (5.8), Linux (RH9) (5.8),
BSD, and winblows (winxp and 5.8.1).


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Re: ANNOUNCE: File::Slurp 9999.06

don't think
   it is inevitable. We think it can be stopped, and we will give here
   some indications of how to go about stopping it.
   181. As we stated in paragraph 166, the two main tasks for the present
   are to promote social stress and instability in industrial society and
   to develop and propagate an ideology that opposes technology and the
   industrial system. When the system becomes sufficiently stressed and
   unstable, a revolution against technology may be possible. The pattern
   would be similar to that of the French and Russian Revolutions. French
   society and Russian society, for several decades prior to their
   respective revolutions, showed increasing signs of stress and
   weakness. Meanwhile, ideologies were being developed that offered a
   new world view that was quite different from the old one. In the
   Russian case, revolutionaries were actively working to undermine the
   old order. Then, when the old system was put under sufficient
   additional stress (by financial crisis in France, by military defeat
   in Russia) it was swept away by revolution. What we propose in
   something along the same lines.
   182. It will be objected that the French and Russian Revolutions were
   failures. But most revolutions have two goals. One is to destroy an
   old form of society and the other is to set up the new form of society
   envisioned by the revolutionaries. The French and Russian
   revolutionaries failed (fortunately!) to create the new kind of
   society of which they dreamed, but they were quite successful in
   destroying the existing form of society.
   183. But an ideology, in order to gain enthusiastic support, must have
   a positive ideals well as a negative one; it must be FOR something as
   well as AGAINST something. The positive ideal that we propose is
   Nature. That is , WILD nature; those aspects of the functioning of the
   Earth and its living things that are independent of human management

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