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Father Chrysostomos via RT
August 6, 2013 01:22
[perl #117087] forbid empty parts in package names
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On Mon Aug 05 17:15:10 2013, tonyc wrote:
> On Sun Aug 04 23:37:20 2013, sprout wrote:
> > On Sun Aug 04 19:02:50 2013, tonyc wrote:
> > > Unless someone else speaks up I plan to apply it as is (with
> > > fixes.)
> > 
> > Are we going to apply it before we have even discussed why we are
> > deprecating this, i.e., what problem we are trying to solve?
> > 
> > Also, deprecating leading :: except when a sub with that name exists
> > doesn’t make sense to me.  That’s deprecating something except when
> > people use it.
> I'm not too worried either way about the deprecation, but I didn't find
> your arguments all that convincing.
> I don't have a problem with more discussion,

I have not yet heard any arguments in favour of the deprecation, other
than ‘we are going to do this’.  I would like to know what problem is
being solved here.

> though I feel a bit bad for
> Brian over the work he's done on the patch if it doesn't go ahead.

Brian, I hope you don’t feel bad.  After all, we’ve all written patches
that haven’t been applied. :-)


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