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John Peacock
July 24, 2009 18:37
version-0.77 and You - Part 2
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OK, I finally have the POD in a form that I'm not totally 
ashamed to release with.  There is now very little chaff in version.pod 
itself, and all the messy bits have been moved to version/Internals.pod.

I'm pushing 0.76_06 as I write this, so if people can look at it, that 
would be most fantastic.  Note that Dave Mitchell is trying to freeze 
5.10.1 this weekend, and is blocking that effort.

HOWEVER, based on a discussion started on p5p by Nicolas, I enabled a 
warning if you try and use a v-string without the leading 'v' as a 
version object initialization.  This is a change in behavior [that I 
think is long overdue] that clarifies intent immensely and makes it much 
more likely that people will Do The Right Thing(TM) the first time.  
I'll send a matching patch for blead (which should probably get pulled 
into 5.10.1 as well, now that I think about it) that enables this for 
all v-strings (not just used for version objects).

Is it too late in the game to consider this option?


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