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Paul Johnson
January 29, 2012 12:03
Re: whither study()?
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On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 10:41:33AM +0100, demerphq wrote:

> study() breaks stuff. It is currently subtly broken. It has been
> broken for a long time. It is poorly tested. And ive never actually
> seen it used in the wild.
> Is it really in Perls interest that I, or anyone else with the chops,
> even looks at fixing the bugs related to it? Can we just no-op and
> deprecate it?

> So, do we really want to maintain this thing? Does anybody know how it
> works? Does anybody have any examples where it actually makes a
> difference?

for an answer to this particular question.

> I am going to look a /bit/ further into this just to see if it is a
> quick fix waiting to happen, but i really do wonder if we should even
> be maintaining this thing.

It sounds like we're not properly maintaining it at the moment.  Perhaps
we should officially admit that?  But then, I don't think I've ever used
study() in anger in the last 20 years or so anyway.

Paul Johnson -

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