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November 23, 2015 19:49
[perl #126715] Deprecate barewords?
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On Mon Nov 23 06:53:30 2015, ed wrote:
> 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. uses them to pack .pm files. I've attached a sample packed .pm.

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