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Leon Timmermans
December 9, 2014 03:01
Re: *-couragement of $^V
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On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 3:40 AM, John Peacock <> wrote:

> I'm sick and tired of all of the bitching about version objects.  I was
> going to ignore this thread because I'm completely burned out with p5p in
> general.  But I just thought I'd point out that $^V has always DTRT when
> printed, as designed, since version objects were brought into the core.  It
> was a poor design that had bare v-string exposed ever in $^V prior to 5.9
> (which is the only time you have to use %vd).

I never said the current behavior is bad, but most of my code dealing with
this sort of thing has to work on 5.8, which means I can't rely on current


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