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Paul LeoNerd Evans
January 28, 2012 06:10
Re: IO::Socket::INET documentation
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On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 02:04:15AM +0100, Leon Timmermans wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Tom Christiansen <> wrote:
> > That sounds like a really bad idea.
> >
> > Do you realize how much existing code there is out there using
> > IP::Socket::INET that you would casually deprecate?  ****LOTS****
> >
> > Think of programs that people have installed because they were
> > part of some package they installed.  What are those people
> > supposed to do if you go deprecating IO::Socket::INET ?
> I agree deprecating wouldn't be a good idea, but discouraging in favor
> of IO::Socket::IP would be helpful.

Oops, I didn't mean "deprecate" as such, some sloppy wording of mine
there. I'm well aware of the mass breakage that would result were we to
remove it, so no I didn't mean to suggest we do anything of that sort.

I simply meant we should rework bits of documentation, suggest that
people use ::IP in favour of ::INET where possible, have a go at
starting to change bits of other core modules that use ::INET, and so
on. A soft "deprecation" in documentation only.

Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
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