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Father Chrysostomos
July 2, 2016 23:12
Re: Indented here docs?
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Sawyer X wrote:
> Perhaps we should consider a change to the policy

> Thoughts?

It should not be necessary.  We are not automatons who cannot make
exceptions here and there. :-)

Also, there is something related that I have been thinking about
lately.  Once a feature is no longer experimental in blead, there is
no reason for people not to go ahead and use it in earlier versions
where it is officially experimental (unless we think it may revert to
experimental status in blead, which seems unlikely to me), as long as
we document just how far back the feature is stable, both in terms of
behaviour and in terms of not crashing.  (E.g., we should document
that lexical subs are likely to crash before 5.22.)

This seems obvious to me, but there are those who are afraid of the
experimental label and will stay away from it.  How do we communi-
cate that a feature accepted in, say, 5.26 is usable in 5.22?  Do
we need to?

In light of this, a two-year experimental period is not so bad.

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