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Nicholas Clark
April 16, 2009 02:31
Re: deprecating
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On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 06:06:18PM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 10:46:29AM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > I did this:
> > 
> > commit e76b2c0c0a5a6bcf7f940f55f050b6f3cecac437
> > Author: Nicholas Clark <>
> > Date:   Mon Feb 23 11:27:08 2009 +0100
> > 
> >     Add Deprecate shipping in the core distribution.

>     C<Switch> is buggy and should be avoided where possible. From perl 5.11.0
>     onwards it is intended that any use of the core version of this module
>     will emit a warning, and that the module will eventually be removed from
>     the core (probably in perl 5.14.0).
> By putting it in perl5101delta.pod, it gives more advanced notice
> (assuming 5.10.1 is released before 5.12.0 ;-)

Much that I'd like 5.12 out soon too, as there are things I'd like to get
deprecated and into a maint branch, so that they can be ripped out of blead
ready for the nirvana that will be 5.14, I don't think that blead is in a
releasable state currently. Specifically, I'm aware of:

* Nobody (including me) has had time to look at the qr// reference count issue.

* I believe that Rafael and Karl Williamson want to get more Unicode
  refactoring done.

* I've not worked further on the implementation needed for, CPAN
  and CPANPLUS to work seamlessly, nor has our hitlist of modules to put out
  to pasture on CPAN got any longer.

Nicholas Clark

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