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Re: [perl #118511] Use of bare << to mean <<"" is deprecated - makea hard error

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Ricardo Signes
June 26, 2013 23:32
Re: [perl #118511] Use of bare << to mean <<"" is deprecated - makea hard error
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* Father Chrysostomos via RT <> [2013-06-17T09:33:08]
> I would like to see that *un*deprecated.  I see no reason why that
> syntax should cause any problems.  It doesn’t make anything less
> ambiguous to remove it.  (On top of that, it looks nice!)

I slept on this for a few nights, because you may well be correct that it
introduces no syntactical ambiguity, and because I do generally believe that 𝑑𝑒
𝑔𝑒𝑠𝑑𝑖𝑏𝑒𝑠 π‘›π‘œπ‘› 𝑒𝑠𝑑 π‘‘π‘–π‘ π‘π‘’π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘š... but no.  I think it's just the sort of
facepalmingly "straightforward" syntax that has no real value but to further
confuse the uninitiated.  Thirty-two thousand eight hundred and nine
shibboleths are enough.  We can do without restoring one more.

(is your astral plane broken?  "de gustibus non est disputandum")

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