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January 16, 2017 16:25
Re: Deprecation plans
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On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 04:37:38PM +0100, Leon Timmermans wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Abigail <> wrote:
> > It frees up two punctuation variables for future use.
> >
> Their functionality has been removed a decade ago, as far as I'm concerned
> they're already free (but I also hope we're never going to use them again).

They don't have a special meaning, but they're as un-free to use
for future use as $i. Since they have no special meaning, they 
can act as normal [1] variables -- and just taking them to be
used for anything specific would require deprecation.

Might as well do it now.

[1]  Assuming that punctuation variables can ever be "normal".


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