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please use the RFC process instead of "feature reqest" PRs

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Nicholas Clark
June 16, 2021 08:44
please use the RFC process instead of "feature reqest" PRs
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The PSC thinks that the RFC process looks to be heading in a useful

We are now asking people to stop using GitHub issues to submit "feature
requests". Instead, please write a mail to p5p summarising your idea. This
is the first step of the RFC process. Some ideas will be more appropriate
for an initial implementation, and others may be deemed inappropriate for
Perl. Otherwise you may be encouraged to submit a draft RFC. In the near
future we intend to steadily work through the existing backlog of open
feature requests and consider them for RFCs. The aim is to have no "feature
requests" remaining open, and to be able to promptly consider fresh ideas
sent to the list.

You don’t need to write a long e-mail - a few lines summarising your idea
and what problems it solves are just fine. A good example is the text of

    perlrun says:
    > A -p overrides a -n switch.
    OK, but `-pnw` should warn:
    "-np better written as -p"
    just like it warns:
    $ perl -awe 'print @F[1]'
    Scalar value @F[1] better written as $F[1] at -e line 1.

We intend to consider this suggestion as our next test RFC, because the
suggestion is short and simple, and we think that it will generate
insightful discussion in an area that isn't often explored.

Nick, Neil and Rik.

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