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Father Chrysostomos via RT
May 12, 2016 20:03
[perl #120085] [EXPERIMENT] lexical subroutines
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On Thu May 12 07:48:09 2016, wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2016, at 13:08, Ricardo SIGNES via RT wrote:
> > What, if anything, is preventing this from leaving experimental status?
> > 
> > (I've been using these more lately, and I am still happy.)
> Maybe I can throw some questions out from this issue.
> "Do they deparse?" is the main question I'm seeing.

They do deparse, as of 5.22, except for the bizarre edge cases in lexsub.t.  I don’t think the remaining cases need to block it.

> Others questions I see are that there are problems with the callchecker
> related to these subs (which may already be solved), and setting

Reading, not setting.

> a
> prototype at runtime.

Those are solved.  The prototype-reading problem was a misunderstanding.

> Which, if any, of these do we want to make official requirements to make
> this unexperimental? Or do we just say 'We've had enough time, Mikey
> likes it, so it's unexperimental now."

Ticket #123367, as I said before.  Other than that, I think the implementation is stable enough.  A year ago I would certainly not have thought so.


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