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January 18, 2018 14:52
Re: We need a language design process.
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On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 01:48:15AM -0000, Father Chrysostomos wrote:
> Avar wrote:
> > The way perlpolicy is worded now, we could introduce an "experimental"
> > feature and not change its semantics for 20 years, and still call it
> > "experimental". That's absurd.
> Such a situation would be absurd, but there is nothing absurd about a
> policy that does not take absurd situations into account.  We do not
> need a policy comprehensible only to lawyers.

I think it took close to 20 years for /(?{ })/ and /(?{{ }})/ to
lose their experimental status. (Although they were introduced long
before we codified "expirimental status").


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