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Re: [PATCH] deprecate ?PATTERN?

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Steffen Schwigon
November 30, 2010 01:46
Re: [PATCH] deprecate ?PATTERN?
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Andy Dougherty <> writes:
> So back to the topic at hand:  The request
>> > > Please avoid deprecations. Always.
> is not consistent with perl's current policy, but the underlying
> sentiment is one thing we do try to respect.

Definitely. It was my fault to put in that generalisation. 

Because in fact I understood other deprecations like the empty
attributes which need to be cleared before := can appear.

I was kind of triggered by the prominent ?PATTERN? thing and the 
huge effort I had with deprecations in unknown people's code in 
the past with deprecations whose urgency I did not understand, like
the defined %hash thingie.

Sorry for the generalisation.

(I am still concerned about ?PATTERN? anyway, because I can't imagine
another Camel book edition for a while, so the feature is still a
prominent one.)

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

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