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*-couragement of $^V

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Ricardo Signes
December 8, 2014 20:30
*-couragement of $^V
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A few times lately, $^V has come up in the context of being "the better way to
check the version than $]."  This surprised me, because I always thought it was
largely considered better avoided.

I suggest that given the general confusion around v-strings and version
objects, as well as the fact that $^V has changed its behavior in the past, it
is not actually better than $].  Since $] always works, and always works the
same way, we should encourage its use rather than $^V's.  We can accomplish
that by discouraging the use of $^V, in favor of $], in the docs.



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