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From:
Sawyer X
Date:
July 4, 2020 11:11
Subject:
Re: Perl 7 - updates
Message ID:
93df4bd4-6844-7e79-ec76-26766ca6fcd1@gmail.com

On 7/4/20 1:35 PM, Christoph Lamprecht wrote:
>
>
> Am 04.07.20 um 01:25 schrieb Sawyer X:
>
>> * Each version will support only three "protocols": Previous, 
>> Current, and Next. In this sense, Perl 7 will support "use v5", "use 
>> v7", and "use v8". This will make the code able to progress in 
>> different ways, but not left too far behind. It will also allow 
>> eventually removing features.
>
> My last message didn't make it to the list, retrying:
>
> The above would mean it's impossible to release a CPAN module which 
> can be used with perl5 and perl8.
> If the interpreter is that strict about supported protocol versions, 
> we would need a possibility to provide a list of protocols in the 
> source like:
> use protocol qw/v5 v7 v8/
> to declare that the source document that follows is valid in any of 
> these protocol versions (If it is written in a subset of these versions).


Hi Christoph,


Have you read Todd's response in which he explains CPAN?

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