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Gisle Aas
May 25, 2004 02:34
Re: variable names in uninit warnings for maint?
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Nicholas Clark <> writes:

> The disadvantage of PERL_5_10_ISH is that we then have to invent PERL_5_12_ISH
> and so on.
>   use more 'future';
> So some sort of name that isn't version specific but does suggest sneak
> preview beta would be my (current) preferred choice.

I like this.  This is the same mechanism the Python guys invented as
'from __future__ import ...' [1].  I even think we could spell it 'use
future qw/foo bar/'.

Even if I like this mechanism I'm not really sure I like it in
perl-5.8.  As time go by I think the 5.8 track should grow more and
more conservative.  It should not end up experimenting with new
features just because 5.10 fails to arrive.



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