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Re: A plea for more pollution

Tim Bunce
March 16, 2000 09:15
Re: A plea for more pollution
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On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 04:12:45PM +0000, M.J.T. Guy wrote:
> "Simon Cozens" <> wrote
> >	Storable (sv_yes, sv_no, sv_undef undefined)
> > 	Curses (na)
> > 	Term::ReadLine::Gnu (na, sv_undef)
> Lack of pollution strikes again.    We're going to see a lot of these.
> Lots and lots and lots and lots, clogging up perlbug and c.l.p.* .

I agree. I said the same months ago.

I think sv_yes, sv_no, sv_undef and na should all be available for 5.6.x.

I suggest that MakeMaker could be extended to do a simple search for
some/all of them and issue a warning asking the user to check they are
using the latest version of the module and, if they are, to report the
issue to the author of the module.

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