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Father Chrysostomos
January 29, 2017 21:06
Re: Why is \c` deprecated?
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Abigail wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 08:14:39PM -0000, Father Chrysostomos wrote:
> > It started warning in 5.14 or so, at which point I opposed the warn-
> > ing.  Ever since then I have simply suppressed it in my code, since I
> > think it is wrong.  Now it is a deprecation warning, and my code is
> > very noisy.
> >
> > What do we gain by deprecating this behaviour that has been around
> > since perl 4?
> >
> > This commit message for bfdc8cd3d5a is wrong to state that it was dep-
> > recated in 5.14.  It was not deprecated until bfdc8cd3d5a.
> It's listed as a deprecation in perl5140delta.pod.

Non-ASCII characters are listed as deprecated in perl5140delta.pod,
and specifically \c{ (so that we might introduce a \c{...} construct
some time in the future), but other uses are (were) not.  I see no
benefit to deprecating \c` (which I use) and \c:.

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