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Ricardo Signes
December 19, 2014 02:14
Re: *-couragement of $^V
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My apologies for dropping the ball on this!  I've been trying to get back in
the habit of working through my "open issues" list, and so far so good, but I
forgot to get this thread into it!  Fixed.

* David Golden <> [2014-12-11T12:29:45]
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Ricardo Signes <>
> wrote:
> > Can you tell me when/how it's more DWIMmy?  I
> [...] 
> For #2, it makes "eq" and "==" equivalent, and ensures proper tuple
> comparison.  I recall that inadvertent floating point comparison for
> equality caused problems due to 64 bit float precision.  (That may have
> been fixed in some perl version.)
> It's lets people express version comparison with either v-strings or
> strings or decimals:

Okay. I'm not sold on me using it, but I'm sold on the idea that it's bringing
something to the table.  Let us document both $] and $^V, explaining what's up.

Thanks for your clear list.


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