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[perl #126715] Deprecate barewords?

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Ed Avis via RT
November 23, 2015 14:53
[perl #126715] Deprecate barewords?
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Yes, by 'barewords' I meant to say the treatment of unquoted identifiers as strings, in cases where "use strict 'subs'" would give an error.  That is not the case for STDERR.

Barewords will give a warning "clash with future reserved word", but not if they have characters outside [a-z].

My question is first, whether anyone is still using this feature (I have never come across code that uses it outside of golfing and poetry, but I accept that different programmers have different styles), and if the answer to the first question is "no", whether it might be time to officially deprecate this feature.

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