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June 6, 2021 22:33
Re: use warnings ':most'
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From the keyboard of Leon Timmermans [03.06.21,01:02]:

> I would like to propose to add a new warning category, tentatively named "most". This would
> include everything in :all except warnings that are likely to give false positives. In 5.36
> that would be :all minus 'once', but I can imagine more warnings being added to :all in the
> future that wouldn't be appropriate for :most.
> Secondly, I want «use warnings» without a tag to do :most instead of :all, and likewise
> «use 5.36;».
> Leon

I proppose another approach, since most people will have different ideas
about what ":most" should mean. I'd introduce negating warnings at 'use'
by prefixing the category or warning with a dash

use warnings qw(-once); # enables all warnings except 'once'

which is just a lazy way to say

use warnings;
no warnings 'once';

That way everbody can roll his own warning exceptions in an easy way.
I'd boilerplate my stuff with

use warnings (

which gives a clear message of the evil things I'm doing, and I can
turn on warnings by just switching the first blank to a '#' in devel
mode. Does this sound reasonable?


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