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Re: How we deprecate (was Re: Deprecating '\w {' in v5.16)

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Nicholas Clark
January 31, 2012 07:00
Re: How we deprecate (was Re: Deprecating '\w {' in v5.16)
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On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 02:22:06PM +0100, demerphq wrote:

> I agree mostly. But I think this a balance issue. We have multiple
> priorities, and whatever mechanism we choose needs to satisfy as many
> of those priorities as possible.
> I think we need to:
> a) inform the user that their script will break in a future release of Perl.
> b) do so in a way that ensures a high level of compliance
> c) do so in a way that ensures a low of level of negative consequences
> for the user.
> d) do so in a way that is cost-effective from the point of view of
> developer investment.


> I personally think that our current strategy satisfies a, b, and d,
> but does not at all, in any way, satisfy c.
> I believe my proposal satisfies c without jeopardizing a b or d.


> So as long as we don't have an alternative strategy then I believe
> that what I proposed is a reasonable middle ground.

Not sure how we might go about implementing it.

Nicholas Clark

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