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From:
Todd Rinaldo
Date:
August 1, 2020 17:01
Subject:
Re: Dead global variables?
Message ID:
6C721D7C-8765-4032-BAB1-B39C168DB7E7@cpanel.net


> On Aug 1, 2020, at 6:55 AM, Paul LeoNerd Evans <leonerd@leonerd.org.uk> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:58:54 -0500
> Todd Rinaldo <toddr@cpanel.net> wrote:
> 
>> I may have this wrong so I'm asking.  
>> 
>> I can find nothing referring to PL_revision, PL_version, or
>> PL_subversion anywhere in perl or CPAN. I don't think there are
>> circumstances where you can reference them as
>> revsion/version/subversion. Does this mean they are unused and could
>> be removed?
> 
> It sounds like they're probably dead and could be removed then.
> 
> But I would suggest not doing so yet, as they're hardly in the way of
> anything currently. We should keep the giant "bump version to 7"
> changes as small as technically possible, so if things do break it will
> be easier to unpick why. We can remove those dead variables later on
> when the 7 part is settled.
> 

I'm only thinking of this as a 7.2 or future change. Nothing to do with 7.0.0 or 7.1.0

Todd

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