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Re: for 5.24: new categories for strict/warnings?

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Eric Brine
June 3, 2015 16:24
Re: for 5.24: new categories for strict/warnings?
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On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Paul Johnson <> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 10:20:58AM -0400, Eric Brine wrote:
> > For warnings, that's a backwards compatible change I oppose. I was
> promised
> > that `use warnings;` would enable all warnings, and I've been
> recommending
> > its usage on that basis for a decade.
> I still don't understand this argument.  What is the practical
> difference to you between "use warnings" not enabling a new warning by
> default and the new warning never having been added?

What's the point of debating this hypothetical situation that will never

There are plenty of good reasons to add warnings, and I included
instructions to get them. The proposed change would change my instructions,
breaking all of my code. Every file would need to be changed.

Furthermore, I've been telling these instructions to people weekly for a
decade. All of their code would need to be changed too.

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