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September 3, 2014 18:35
Re: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
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On 3 September 2014 20:15, Paul "LeoNerd" Evans <>

> On Wed, 3 Sep 2014 20:00:36 +0200
> demerphq <> wrote:
> > OTOH, having reftype() and blessed() be fast IMO would be really nice.
> My blessed() is /faster/ than defined.
That is nice, but blessed() gets called a fraction of the time reftype()
does. And that one you cant save. Or well, I guess you could sortof. You
could support both interfaces, and allow people to import either into their
namespace as "reftype", but I don't think you can safely retrofit it.

For that reason, and the reason that I think its silly to have to load an
object file to get stuff that is most definitely already inside Perl.

There is a big picture here too. There are a collection of relatively
useful functions which allow one to do useful things with our various
types. Unfortunately, they dont live in the same packages, and there is no
really good organization for them. Knowing what they are, and which to use
is part of the process of become a perl wizard. I personally think creating
well defined namespaces for them, possibly using namespaces normally
reserved for perl pragmatta, and cleaning up and reorganizing them would be
to the benefit of us all.

The ones I can think of are:


Maybe more. I think that is a mess.


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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