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From:
Ricardo Signes
Date:
December 31, 2017 01:53
Subject:
Re: We need a language design process.
Message ID:
20171231015243.GA8556@debian
* Father Chrysostomos <sprout@cpan.org> [2017-12-30T19:52:59]
> Avar wrote:
> > How are we going to handle the next new feature that gets introduced in
> > 5.30, gets marked as experimental in 5.40,
> 
> That will not happen.
> 
> My understanding was that experimental status being applied retroactively was
> a very exceptional thing, and applied only to two features that had caused
> problems since the day they were included in a stable release.

That was certainly my intent.  I thought it was an unhappy necessity at the
time, and would not want to do it again, as any new feature should have already
gone through an experimental phase, if not decided up front to be obviously
correct.

-- 
rjbs

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