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April 12, 2007 14:31
Re: perlrebackslash
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On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 11:22:28PM +0200, Juerd Waalboer wrote:
> Abigail skribis 2007-04-12 23:01 (+0200):
> > > I'd rather see \C removed completely. It breaks any string model. Both
> > > the text/binary one, and the fully-abstracted one.
> > Yves pointed out that \C was actually already introduced in 5.8.
> > Removing wouldn't be possible without a deprecation cycle. 
> Eh yeah, I was a bit enthusiastic :)
> Re perlrebackslash, if this is deprecated, does it still need complete
> docs?

IMO, yes.

Documentation is not only used to learn the language, it is also used
to figure out what a given piece of code does.

Since it's deprecated, \C may still appear in code, and some poor
maintaince programme will encounter a \C, and need the documentation to
figure out what it means.


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