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Ricardo Signes
October 19, 2015 02:08
Re: patches wanted: default warnings/strict
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* Abigail <> [2015-10-16T10:50:56]
> Having read the thread started off the link you provided, it
> isn't clear to me what 'use warnings "default"' enables.

The idea here is that the "all" group gets a subgroup, "xyzzy," which contains
all current warnings.  Later, warnings can be added to "all" that are only
enabled when specifically requested (or by the bold, explicit request for
everything we can throw at the programmer).

> "perldoc -f warnings" talks about default warnings, (as opposed
> to optional warnings), but when it comes down to discussing
> the warnings category hierarchie, there's no peep about
> mandatory vs optional anymore.

This terminology will need to be clear.  Either we stop calling the old
default-on warnings "default," or we call the new group "standard," or
something.  I think this will just be a naming quesiton, and shouldn't be too
much of a big deal.


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