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October 6, 2003 13:33
Re: [PATCH pod/perlfunc.pod] ref can return false on references
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On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 09:59:52PM +0200, Abigail wrote:
> It's not a matter of having an Acme module. It's a matter of how Perl
> has been working for a long time, and works right now.

I'm all for backwards compatibility, but programmer convenience and language
clarify should clearly win out over the edge-case this time.

> If someone writes a patch to disallow blessing into the class '0',
> I wouldn't oppose it (and I guess the case is edgy enough it doesn't
> need a deprecation cycle), but until then, I think the documentation
> should be correct. And I'd think that 5.8.2 should just have the doc
> patch, not the bless patch to be.

I agree with that, it should wait for 5.10.

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