develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from March 2018

Re: [perl #133021] Removed the word "discouraged" from threads'documentation

Thread Previous
Dan Book
March 25, 2018 20:27
Re: [perl #133021] Removed the word "discouraged" from threads'documentation
Message ID:
On Sat, Mar 24, 2018 at 12:31 PM, E. Choroba <>

> # New Ticket Created by  "E. Choroba"
> # Please include the string:  [perl #133021]
> # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue.
> # <URL: >
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> [Please describe your issue here]
> The documentation of says that perl threads are
> "discouraged". This causes lots of confusion, as the term is defined
> in perlpolicy in the following way:
>    discouraged
>         From time to time, we may mark language constructs and
>         features which we consider to have been mistakes as
>         discouraged. Discouraged features aren't currently candidates
>         for removal, but we may later deprecate them if they're found
>         to stand in the way of a significant improvement to the Perl
>         core.
> See also #125106, which seems to lead nowhere, maybe because it was
> too ambitious. This patch provides just the minimal change.
> See also .

'not recommended' seems too lenient. 'strongly recommended against'?


Thread Previous Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About