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Father Chrysostomos
August 6, 2016 17:34
Re: Internals:: undocumented
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Tony Cook wrote:
> dist/ and cpan/ shouldn't use it.

cpan/ should not use it, but on the contrary dist/ has to be able to
use it.  There are modules like constant, which is perl's official
interface for creating constants, that need Internals::.  When such a
module becomes dual-lifed, it seems unreasonable to ban it from using

As an example, Hash::Util is currently core-only, but there is no rea-
son it could not also exist on CPAN, e.g., to provide newer functions
to 5.8.8 and earlier.  In that case, should it stop using Internals?

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