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July 4, 2020 21:42
Re: Perl 7 - updates
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Sawyer X <> writes:

> Dave M's original email proposes using the "use v" to achieve what we
> want with a single line. This option seems like a feasible solution. We
> can view it not as "turn on the following features," but "this is the
> standard of Perl I'm writing this file in." A few others also shared
> this idea on the list. I think it does make sense.

Thank you for coming around on this!

> * We will change "use v" to be explicitly about turning on the features
> we wish to have in this version. It will no longer be "turn on
> everything."

This has always been the case: use vX.Y enables the :X.Y feature bundle,
not all features availble in perl X.Y.  For example, the :5.16 bundle
and later do not include the 'array_base' feature, and :7.0 would
presumably exclude 'indirect' (and possibly 'multidimensional' and

- ilmari
- Twitter seems more influential [than blogs] in the 'gets reported in
  the mainstream press' sense at least.               - Matt McLeod
- That'd be because the content of a tweet is easier to condense down
  to a mainstream media article.                      - Calle Dybedahl

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