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Re: [perl #131685] Rename utf8::is_utf8() (and other functions)

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Sawyer X
July 18, 2017 09:29
Re: [perl #131685] Rename utf8::is_utf8() (and other functions)
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On 07/17/2017 10:09 PM, Hugo van der Sanden via RT wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:47:32 -0700, wrote:
>> I have mixed thoughts about this.
> Me too.
>> If we decide to have better named functions [...]
>> For new developers, it will be simple at first, until you come
>> in contact with the old name. It is likely this will also happen early,
>> so you need to learn two names anyway. [...]
> I just want to reach a bit deeper into "likely this will also happen early" - in my limited experience, most people working in a perl shop tend to read lots of code in their local codebase, but rarely read code outside of it (not even for the CPAN modules they're using). So wherever the local codebase gets cleaned up, it may not happen that early for a good proportion of new developers.
> Maybe you had in mind primarily historical threads googled up from perlmonks, stackoverflow and the like; I agree those are less likely to get cleaned up. I cannot guess what proportion of newish developers would hit those; I can't even guess what proportion of me would hit those had I been born 30 years later.

I meant people who will start hacking on Perl core.

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