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Christian Walde
June 26, 2020 19:55
Re: Announcing Perl 7
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On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 21:42:30 +0200, Sawyer X <> wrote:

> You say "New users add 'use v'" and I say "Old users update
> or add 'use compat::perl5'". The same idea of adding lines of code,
> just the question is who.

I don't have a particular position right now, but my brain's giving me this to wonder. When i try to think of risk scenarios, this one comes to mind:

A perl7 user might not be able to use, say, 50% of CPAN, meaning they can't *rely* on it at all, meaning the singular and overwhelmingly powerful feature of perl is gone.

If that is indeed a valid risk and not a brainfart on my part, then it could be mitigated as described below, and i wouldn't currently be left with any concerns floated up by my brain.

So, a possible mitigation:

Are you also proposing to empower and task to forcibly and with urgency update dists where this is not being done?

Personally i have absolutely no objection to this whatsover.

With regards,
Christian Walde

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