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July 11, 2016 16:53
Re: New encoding branch
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Father Chrysostomos <> writes:

> The newly-pushed sprout/encoding branch removes the deprecated
> ${^ENCODING} functionality and makes die when its invoca-
> tion would use that functionality.
> I intend to push this in a couple of days if nobody objects.

The patch adds this to encoding::warnings:

    In addition, the L<warnings> pragma, which caused many of the
    problems, is no longer supported.

Shouldn't that be «the L<encoding> pragma»?

I also noticed that some places check for "$]" >= 5.025, while others
check for $] >= 5.025003.  Is this discrepancy intentional?

The test in op/concat2.t can just go, since it's meant to test the
behaviour of concat under 'encoding', which no longer exists.

> I modified the documentation to recommend Filter::Encoding as a sim-
> pler, less problematic alternative.  What I do not really like about
> this is that I am recommending my own module, which seems like self-
> promotion.  But I see no way around that.  That module was written
> precisely so that there would be an alternative to point to.

I see nothing wrong with that.

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