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Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
July 5, 2020 21:39
Re: Perl 7 - updates
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On Sun, 5 Jul 2020 13:52:28 -0700
Darren Duncan <> wrote:

> Presumably a large fraction of CPAN modules already have a "use v5"
> in them, as that is a best practice for code intended to be reused,
> so they're good.  And efforts are underway to improve the rest.
> Seemingly planned updates to the tooling will also help to automate
> this.

I have ballpark 130 CPAN dists (covering way more than that number of
distinct modules). At one point I think I was in the Top 10 most
prolific authors, though I must have been slacking lately, for I now
barely make it to 20.

In all of those dists, never once did I "use v" anywhere. My first ever
upload containing one was yesterday. While I'm going to probably commit
to adding them in future uploads of new things, I haven't so far been
writing them in any existing code.

Taking a quick look around others' modules, I find the same pattern. Up
until now, "use v" is very rarely seen in the wild.

Paul "LeoNerd" Evans      |  |

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