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Steffen Schwigon
November 25, 2010 07:45
Re: [PATCH] deprecate ?PATTERN?
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Aristotle Pagaltzis <> writes:
> * Steffen Schwigon <> [2010-11-24 12:25]:
>> 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
> How often have you read it in code?

Never. Always just indirectly.

But I'm not representative, I also do not see a lot of other things,
like the “'” namespace separator or empty :attributes.

Of course I see the point in your question but to be sure you would
have to ask all Perl developers in- and outside CPAN...

Anyway, in this particular case, the “deprecated for 10 years” might
be one of those few rare exceptions... I fear them anyway...

Kind regards,
Steffen Schwigon <>
Dresden Perl Mongers <>

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