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H.Merijn Brand
February 18, 2013 07:04
Re: Don't patch perlopentut: rewrite it completely
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On Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:50:57 -0700, Tom Christiansen <>

> Well, if nothing else, it's just one more thing that you will have to
> use yet another use vX.X for some syntactic mutation of the language, 
> limiting portability.
>     use v5.22;		# need for "err die"

And it would be a reason for me to upgrade all installed perl not only
on our own boxes, but also on the boxes of all our clients. This is to
me way more valuable than MRO (for example), which again stresses the
fact that there are numerous ways to use our o so precious language

> I tire of the scores of incompatible changes that keep making backwards
> compatibility impossible, and which people never bother to put a use vN
> in about to warn you about.

since 'use 5.014' implicitly adds 'use strict', I now *always* use this
new notation.

> And in fact, that isn't even good enough, since we have release brackets
> for some things.

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
using perl5.00307 .. 5.17   porting perl5 on HP-UX, AIX, and openSUSE

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