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James E Keenan
July 27, 2018 00:02
Re: Allowing require to return false
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On 07/26/2018 12:43 PM, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 09:56:12AM -0400, David Farrell wrote:
>> Frustratingly, I don't know if any of these are worth pursuing - I wonder
>> if anyone would write modules that didn't return a true value as they
>> wouldn't work on past versions of Perl. If we assume Perl is going to be
>> used for another 25 years, then maybe it's worth it.
> I'm opposed to making any change here.
> It's an annoying but trivial little quirk that people have to remember.
> If we change it (such as adding adding a feature, or use v5.30) then for
> the next 20 years people have to remember *2* quirks instead.
> Just removing it altogether might not break *many* modules, but why break
> *anything* for so little gain?


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