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Father Chrysostomos
July 3, 2016 20:04
Re: Indented here docs?
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Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 03, 2016 at 03:28:56PM -0400, Matthew Horsfall (alh) wrote:
> > Aside from the above, do we have a decision/consensus on if we need a
> > deprecation cycle for the existing behaviour of <<-EOF / <<-"EOF" etc?
> > (which, as far as I can tell, is to throw a warning and then
> > eventually fail compilation? Or are there some cases where this is
> > legal somehow?
> >
> > Also, is this going experimental for 5.26?
> I suppose that one option is to have a deprecation cycle in 5.26, and
> also add this as experimental option which would silence those
> deprecation messages.  Then we might want to relax our rules about two
> stable releases and remove the experimental status in 5.28.

The existing behaviour of <<- is already deprecated.  I think we can
go ahead and change it.  The reason I brought up the experimental pol-
icy was so that it would not be overlooked.  If we feel confident that
the behaviour will not change (it does appear to me that way), then I
think we can go ahead and change the behaviour of <<-, especially
since we have found no instances on CPAN.

print <<-8,"\n";

Use of bare << to mean <<"" is deprecated at - line 1.

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