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Re: [PATCH] making Exporter simpler to use

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Tim Bunce
February 13, 2003 09:54
Re: [PATCH] making Exporter simpler to use
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On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 02:49:28AM -0800, wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 10:12:36AM +0000, Tim Bunce wrote:
> > > I've started cleaning up the builtin modules and I've written test scripts to 
> > > check that the same symbols are exported before and after clean up. Should I 
> > > continue? Would the changes be accepted?
> > 
> > The current code isn't broken. It might not meet your aesthetic values, but
> > it's not broken.
> I don't believe Fergal is claiming Exporter is broken, he is offering an
> improvement.  Not every patch need be a bug fix, we're still allowed to
> add interesting new features to Perl 5.

Sure. [I think I sounded more harsh than I meant.]

Modules that only live inside the perl distribution can be
changed in pretty much any compatible way with new releases.

But for modules that have a dual life on CPAN I'd be less
comfortable with adding an extra dependency.


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