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Dan Book
March 28, 2021 18:08
Re: on changing perl's behavior
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On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 5:11 PM Dan Book <> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 4:49 PM Ricardo Signes <>
> wrote:
>> So I think, after saying all this, the first big question is:  Is there a
>> general agreement that there are kinds of changes we've made (or will make)
>> to the language that we can ease into making the default, through some
>> multi-step process?  We may need to hash out individual changes' paths
>> forward, but if there is an overwhelming opposition to changing these sorts
>> of defaults *at all*, then I think a lot of this conversation has to be
>> entirely reconsidered.
> I am not opposed to considering what a path may be for a specific feature,
> but I do not believe it is worth the cost for any of the currently existing
> features.

I also would expand on this sentiment aside from the specific features
we're considering via the "Optimizing for New" and "A New Culture" sections
in my blog post "Perl 7 By Default":

TLDR: I think of course we *can* but in the specific cases we are talking
about we *should not*.


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