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Christian Walde
August 10, 2020 08:49
Re: Q: what the hell is going on? // A: ...
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On Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:52:01 +0200, TTK Ciar <> wrote:

> Certainly!  I am referring specifically to and the discussion about it at where p5p devs expressed related concerns.
> If something was lost in translation, I would be very grateful for clarification.
> On Sun, Aug 09, 2020 at 05:02:08PM -0400, James E Keenan wrote:
>> On 8/9/20 3:56 PM, TTK Ciar wrote:
>> >Could you do me a favor, please, and reconcile assertions that Perl v5
>> >will continue to be supported with assertions elsewhere that Perl v5 will
>> >be EOL'd when Perl v8 is released?
>> >
>> I do not know who is making those assertions.  I have not heard them.
>> Could you please cite a specific source so that we might respond to your
>> concerns?

More specifically, from the announcement video (which does not have terribly good accessibility, so this is the best example i found):

> in major version
> we can finally remove syntax so if we
> disable for example indirect syntax in
> seven in eight theoretically we could
> removing the right syntax and I know
> there is one person there that is still
> writing indirect syntax and demands to
> never change it but you know what that's
> not our top priority

I don't know if that was just a random idea or actually an announcement of intent, or if it was clarified since, but as it is stated:

This would result in people being unable to use orphaned CPAN modules unless drastic action is taken to e.g. empower modules@ to forcibly release fixes for distributions or other much more crazy solutions.

With regards,
Christian Walde

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