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Sawyer X
February 1, 2017 12:40
Re: Should we consider locked hashes a failed experiment?
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On 01/31/2017 08:55 PM, Eric Wong wrote:
> Sawyer X <> wrote:
>> On 01/30/2017 08:47 PM, demerphq wrote:
>>> FWIW, I don't think I have ever seen anyone write
>>> my Foo $foo= Foo->new();
>>> in the wild. No doubt they do somewhere, but not in any code I have
>>> looked at. And if you omit the "Foo" from "my Foo" (an easy mistake
>>> IMO) then the compile time checks go away as well, and
>>> becomes completely run-time.
>> Perlbal uses it.
> Yep, inherited from Danga::Socket and also used by MogileFS
> as a result.
> Being late to MogileFS and not speaking for the original D::S
> implementers; I guess 'fields' was intended to be a speed and
> space optimization in the 5.8 days which now backfires on
> newer Perls.

A long while ago I wanted to submit a PR that removes it from everything
but it seems to take a long time to review PRs and merge them, and the
project is mostly unmaintained nowadays, if I understood it correctly.

I'm still willing to submit such a PR, if it helps.

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