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From:
Dan Book
Date:
December 24, 2017 18:47
Subject:
Re: Revisiting smart match
Message ID:
CABMkAVWM5jUiUgrcHOn=AeUh3DAjycT6n2yitrTQCEj2aFRPEQ@mail.gmail.com
On Sun, Dec 24, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Leon Timmermans <fawaka@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Zefram <zefram@fysh.org> wrote:
>
>> With Sawyer's approval, I have merged the zefram/dumb_match branch into
>> blead.  Sawyer expressed a desire for some examples in the documentation,
>> so that still needs work.  But with the code getting into 5.27.7, we
>> can get started on fixing the inevitable CPAN breakage.
>>
>
> So, I posted about this change outside of this tiny echo chamber [1], as
> has brian d foy[2], and here are some of the reactions:
>
...
> Note in particular the lack of anyone saying they would want to use this
thing. We're dealing with a stillborn baby here; no one wants this
smartmatch.

While I agree it should be reverted until a better plan can be made, these
posts were hardly dispassionate presentations of the change nor a good
sample of people who actually used the old smartmatch.

-Dan

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