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Father Chrysostomos
September 3, 2014 05:35
Re: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
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sawyer x wrote:
> I know this is considered a naughty word in some places

It's not really naughty; it just implies organization, which is wish-
ful thinking. :-)

> * Are there any long-term changes desired? I know CoW went in some time
> ago. Anything like that?

What do you mean by 'like that'? :-)

As Leon says in another message, different contributors have ideas of
their own.

If you want to see my list, read on.

Basically, todo.pod and the RT system (the latter more than the for-
mer) are my to-do list.  Plus any bugs I run into.

And, when I have an itch, I work on bigger things.  My current list of
bigger things is something like this:

- Reduce memory usage by avoiding the need for GVs to hold most subs

- Lvalue references

- Get Deparse working flawlessly

- Fix line number bugs once and for all

- Get formats to respect Unicode character widths

- Finish making all keywords into CORE:: subs

- Error codes, not just text strings that are reworded every so often

- Various attributes for subs to affect parsing:
   :list (list assignment),  :iter (implicit $_= in while)

- (\.) prototype that accepts any scalar expression and references it

Most of those are either very hard or controversial, so this stuff
happens slowly.

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