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From:
Dan Book
Date:
March 31, 2021 01:58
Subject:
Re: on changing perl's behavior
Message ID:
CABMkAVXd_1gkDMpY+T2xaSY-dwTMwp7FcR=O27FStMmKtE9OFA@mail.gmail.com
On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:44 PM Ricardo Signes <perl.p5p@rjbs.manxome.org>
wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 27, 2021, at 5:31 PM, Dan Book wrote:
>
> In my opinion, none of these are reasonably doable as it stands currently,
> aside from deprecating the behavior that they would change.
> […]
> *fc: adds the fc keyword, both useful and risky
>
> *say: useful and very risky
> *state: useful and very risky
>
>
> Dan,
>
> I meant to send this immediately and forgot and then suddenly I remembered.
>
> I think there are risks here — specific ones.  But I wondered whether we
> are thinking about the same risks.  Could you elaborate on what risks you
> have in mind when you say these are "risky"?  Thanks!
>

Specifically, that these are very common words that are likely to already
exist as keywords in codebases in the wild.

-Dan

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