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Sawyer X
June 26, 2020 20:00
Re: Announcing Perl 7
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On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:55 PM Christian Walde
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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.

What this tells me is that we didn't clarify enough how the module
compatibility that we will offer modules on CPAN will work. We have
indeed thought *a lot* about not breaking CPAN. It's difficult and we
won't cover 100% (nor should we) but we did come up with mitigating
factors which should suffice for a fair portion, giving users a
seamless experience.

We will work on sharing this soon in greater detail.

I apologize for not expanding enough on this since it does strike all
of us as an immediate major risk to this plan.

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