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Leon Timmermans
July 3, 2013 21:40
Re: postfix dereference syntax
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On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM, David Golden <> wrote:
> I see a trend (recent? not sure) of people advocating "dialect"
> pragmas -- when we can't just deprecate an old syntax, some people who
> prefer something else would rather just replace it lexically.
> That's what I mean is a broader design decision than any one feature.
> Do we want "dialects" of Perl 5 or not?  It's a way out of the
> back-compatibility box [ironic to say, given your post about it], but
> I think it comes at a cost that we shouldn't trivialize.

I'm all for dialect pragmas on CPAN, but I don't think it should in
core. In core, the only dialects should be 5.16, 5.18, 5.20. YMMV.


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