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Re: Can we do global bug fixes that change behavior?

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Christian Walde
June 28, 2011 14:58
Re: Can we do global bug fixes that change behavior?
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On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 23:45:07 +0200, Jesse Vincent <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 11:31:57PM +0200, Christian Walde wrote:
>> xdg suggested on IRC that i ask this as a separate question, so:
>> obra:
>> Assuming p5p reaches an agreement that magical newline-changing on Windows is a bug, would you agree to changing the behavior globally for the interpreter; or only accept it as a lexical fix when 'use v5.16' is in effect no matter what the concensus is?
> I would strongly prefer the latter.

Maybe i should've added this too: The question is asked because an outright and absolute refusal of the former means that i'd need to stop spending time here and look into other, less wholesome, venues; since a lexical-only fix for this is flat out use- and pointless.

But as long as the possibility is not entirely ruled out i'll happily forge forward here and do anything needed to convinve people that it would be a Good Thing™.

So the question is really a binary one on the possibility itself.

With regards,
Christian Walde

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