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Re: Perl 5.16 and Beyond.

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Jesse Vincent
September 28, 2011 20:49
Re: Perl 5.16 and Beyond.
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On Sep 13, 2011, at 8:04 AM, David Golden wrote:

> This all makes me wonder if the backwards semantics promise needs to
> be more carefully scoped (no pun intended) to a more manageable set of
> behaviors.  For example, I could see limiting the guarantee to syntax
> -- thus ensuring that old cold still *compiles* on new Perl, but not
> promising that it would have the exact same behaviors.  That's not
> sufficient (e.g. promising the same layers on filehandles is probably
> necessary) -- but it would be a start.
> I think it might be easier (wiser?) to explicitly include things into
> the promise as they seem feasibly rather than make a blanket promise
> and then give exceptions.

Hrm. To me, that feels a lot like what we've already been doing. 

> -- David

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