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Re: Why the alarmism? (was: What happened to the whole "smallcore" idea?)

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Peter Rabbitson
October 29, 2012 03:33
Re: Why the alarmism? (was: What happened to the whole "smallcore" idea?)
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On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 05:16:28AM -0500, Jesse Luehrs wrote:
> Since this post appears to be targeted at me

It *really* isn't. Your messages just happened to be the most concise 
thing to quote.

> Is this the case, or not? Was I actually missing us not actually having
> a consensus on this issue?

I will offer my 2c as an observer - there seems to be unanimous support 
for the feature in general. I am confident that if voted on, the question

"wouldn't it be nice to be able to replace 'sub foo { my ($x,$y) = @_; 
... }' with 'sub foo ($x, $y) {...}'"

would receive two answers either a "YES!" or a "probably a good idea". 

What there doesn't seem to be any consensus on are all the semantical 
and implementation details which *emerge* around this simple goal. This 
is what I personally feel needs much much more work. [1] is the best way
I can explain the nature of such work in writing.


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