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Nicholas Clark
November 24, 2010 03:30
Re: [PATCH] deprecate ?PATTERN?
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On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 12:21:34PM +0100, Steffen Schwigon wrote:

> Just an opinion from a user:
> I never used the pattern but I have read it so often in any kind of
> manuals or blogs (how were they called 10 years ago?) or auxiliary
> modules (think Emacs modes) in the last 10 years that I expect
> thousands of modules and scripts out there using it *somehow*.
> And remember the trouble on 5.12 release when removing perl4
> libs. Perl4! [sic]. With 5.12 I even struggled with trivial
> deprecations like ???defined %hash???. 

Which had been deprecated for about 10 years. The warning was new.

> Please avoid deprecations. Always.

Your explanation of the problems is valid, but you can avoid the deprecations
by not upgrading.

Why did you upgrade your systems to 5.12?

Nicholas Clark

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