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From:
Todd Rinaldo
Date:
July 1, 2020 12:37
Subject:
Re: Announcing Perl 7 Perl5 Porters <perl5-porters@perl.org>
Message ID:
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> On Jul 1, 2020, at 6:56 AM, Kent Fredric <kentfredric@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 at 23:19, Salvador FandiƱo <sfandino@gmail.com> wrote:
>> What I was trying to emphasize is that unless you explicitly declare the
>> perl version semantics you want to use in some way (and I am
>> definitively in the "use v7" camp here), your code would become broken
>> in the next mayor release, if that follows an
>> all-features-enabled-by-default policy.
> 
> If this heads this way, I hope they have a provision in place for
> "your code conflicts with a feature that will be enabled in perl ( $]
> + 0.2 )" warnings like has been expected of the majority previous
> backwards compatibility breaks.
> 
> But that's ... probably going to be a *mountain* of fun to actually implement.
> 

I think some tooling that ships with Perl and gives this advice or upgrades it would be very helpful. Potentially something that auto-upgraded would be nice. 

Example: Something that fixes indirect object notation automagically.

Todd

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