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Salvador Fandiño
June 28, 2020 11:50
Re: Announcing Perl 7
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On 26/6/20 21:42, Sawyer X wrote:

 > If you have numerous files, they each have to have "use v".
 > Your proposal doesn't change the fact that a use statement needs to be
 > added by someone. You suggest that this particular someone not be
 > those keep their code static, but those who want to actively write
 > code. That's a fair position, but it's only another coin of the plan's
 > argument. 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.

That ignores the fact that most of those old users are not interested in 
Perl anymore.

CPAN is full of code from authors that moved away from Perl long ago. 
Abandoned, but still perfectly working code!

Who is going to fix those modules? how long would it take? how many are 
just going to remain broken forever?

Even for still Perl loving authors, are you supposing all of them are 
going to take the burden of updating all their modules?

In my particular case, nowadays I barely use Perl, but still,
I keep maintaining my more important modules, mostly for attachment to 
them, the community and other romantic reasons but also because
they are mature and bugs are scarce and usually very easy to fix.

If you tell me now, that I would need to fix most (or just a good 
proportion) of them for Perl 7... well, I don't think I would run to do it.

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