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Sawyer X
February 27, 2017 13:56
Re: The tricky issue of do()
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On 02/27/2017 10:10 AM, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 07:50:08PM +0100, Christian Walde wrote:
>> The point has been raised by haarg and leont that that might not be
>> entirely straight-forward due to shared code between use/require, but i
>> think in this case backwards compatibiliy should trump, even if the core
>> code looks a little more ugly as a result.
> Although I lean towards the backwards compatility camp, note that we can't
> provide *exact* backcompat even if we wanted to: the old behaviour of do()
> was strictly to search @INC, and @INC just happened often to have '.' as
> its last member.
> The most obvious backcompat strategy is to make 'do' always treat @INC as
> having an implicit trailing '.' when loading a 'do' file; but this will
> mean that code which explicitly removed '.' from @INC for security or
> other reasons will suddenly have 'do' loading files from locations it
> previously wouldn't have.

This is why I believe a warning would be useful here instead.

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