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[ use 5.6.0; no 6.0;]

Jarkko Hietaniemi
September 27, 2001 18:19
[ use 5.6.0; no 6.0;]
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Subject: use 5.6.0; no 6.0;
From: Geoffrey Young <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 11:46:59 -0700 (PDT)
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hi jarkko...

  I wish I had the ability to offer one patch more
than just a mere suggestion here, but I while ago I
was pondering the idea of being able to say:

# I want to have "our"
use 5.6.0;

# but I also want -> to mean what it meant in 5.X
# else things break
no 6.0;

# and I have various other concerns,
# like being threadsafe
no mod_perl 2.0;

I originally raised this on the mod_perl dev@ list,
where Ken Williams pointed out that the manpages say
"no" is the opposite of "use" but 'tis not the real

the thread may be worth a read, since it covers things
like being able to do this type of thing without
adding new functionality, etc.  it's only a few
messages long.

anyway, I had this question at San Diego and didn't
get the chance to voice it, and Damian suggested I
contact you about it ;)

(too timid to approach p5p directly :)

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