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Re: [perl #22354] remove $*

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From:
Richard Soderberg
Date:
June 10, 2003 03:23
Subject:
Re: [perl #22354] remove $*
Message ID:
CGEAIAFGDFMPCFCBLLCOAEKDCBAA.rs@crystalflame.net
From: Rafael Garcia-Suarez <rgarciasuarez@free.fr>
  on: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 23:58:55 +0200
M-id: <20030604235855.4fd7bc15.rgarciasuarez@free.fr>

>   $ perl -we '$*=1'
>   Use of $* is deprecated at -e line 1.

> When removing a deprecated feature, should the deprecation
> warning be removed as well ?

I submit that it should be retained for one release cycle following the
removal of the feature; in the same sense that warning is given ahead of
time, warning is also given when things are broken, for a time.  Also,
people who weren't seeing the warnings still have a chance to see the
warning when their stuff breaks.

 - R.


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