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

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Peter Rabbitson
June 27, 2013 07:12
Re: [perl #118511] Use of bare << to mean <<"" is deprecated -make a hard error
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On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 05:35:38AM +0000, Ed Avis wrote:
> If it's not possible to change this deprecation to a hard error (after a decade or so of warning) for fear it will break working scripts, what hope is there of the deprecation-removal cycle working for anything?

I think what FC is pointing out is:

IFF a feature was deprecated because if was broken OR because it needed 
to free up syntax for something infinitely more consistent and/or useful -
then removal after an announced deprecation is fair game.

However there is no ground for removal of a deprecated feature, which 
already issues warnings to such effect (i.e. newbies will not use such 
features mistakenly). By removing stuff solely to "honor a promise" is 
creating work for darkpan users with the sole benefit of pleasing 
someone aesthetically.

A quote of the topic seems relevant:

> deprecated modules get deleted when they cause a problem and not before

My 2c

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