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Ricardo Signes
July 17, 2016 18:12
Re: Indented here docs?
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* "Matthew Horsfall (alh)" <> [2016-07-17T09:20:23]
> Perl policy says:
>   =item deprecated
>   If something in the Perl core is marked as B<deprecated>, we may remove it
>   from the core in the future, though we might not.  Generally, backward
>   incompatible changes will have deprecation warnings for two release
>   cycles before being removed, but may be removed after just one cycle if
>   the risk seems quite low or the benefits quite high.
> [...]
> I think it would be unfair and surprising to rip out the deprecated
> syntax in this release without at least 1 release with a notice
> stating our intent.

In July 2013, Ed Avis posted a list of things that had long been deprecated,
and I began working through that list to get them removed or undeprecated.
In no case where we removed something did we say, "it's been warning everywhere
we want to remove, but we better wait one extra year."


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