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January 27, 2018 11:58
Re: [perl #132760] Blead Breaks CPAN: YANICK/List-Lazy-0.3.0.tar.gz
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On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 12:21:12PM +0100, Sawyer X wrote:
> On 01/24/2018 09:04 PM, wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> > - What does this change means in terms of usability of signatures? Users
> >   mixing signatures and prototypes must increase their perl prerequisite
> >   from 5.22 to 5.28, which may mean it could be less likely that
> >   signatures are used in the next time. Is this worth for this change?
> We don't like it, but the alternative is that you have partially broken
> signatures. If we demand that signatures stay where they are, we are
> demanding they stay broken when it comes to cooperating with other,
> stable syntax - namely, subroutine attributes. This is literally broken
> by design, in that sense.
> Honestly, I feel this is getting ridiculous. We cannot even change
> experimental features that were *always* experimental because people
> already started using it?

That's the danger of keeping useful features experimental for a long
time, specially, if they have been stable for a while.

I'd very much like to see experimental features to be time boxed:
after say, 2 releases, either the feature is considered stable,
or it will be scratched (at least, as is).


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