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Dan Book
June 27, 2020 17:04
Re: Announcing Perl 7
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On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM Paul "LeoNerd" Evans <>

> I especially agree with the part about authors of CPAN modules trying
> to be polite to older versions - I have quite a few of those myself.
> Right none almost none of them will be capable of being 7-friendly if 7
> just presumes its semantics without my say-so. If 7 required "use v7"
> to actually turn on 7-syntax then things like List::UtilsBy will
> continue to run without the horrible hack that is currently my attempt
> to monkeypatch a :prototype() into older Perls. [see other thread]

I'd also like to quickly point out that this is also an issue for


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