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Darren Duncan
June 19, 2021 20:44
Re: This is not an RFC to bring modern OO into the Perl core
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On 2021-06-19 7:31 a.m., Ovid via perl5-porters wrote:
> Tom wrote:
>     /I'd claim that "modern" is not a useful term to be using in any
>     documentation here - it's not descriptive, and the way it's used is more
>     subjective than anything.
>     /
> I've very annoyed by that comment because, damn it, it's spot on. I'll update 
> the RFC when I have figured out a more appropriate phrasing. Or maybe Paul will. 
> Dunno.

I completely agree with this, but it hadn't occurred to me before.

Using "modern" to describe something is so over-used its lost all meaning.  It 
feels like every module on CPAN providing an object system calls itself 
"modern".  So by NOT doing so, Corinna would actually stand out more.

I propose the term "effective" rather than "modern", barring that something 
better comes along.  Also "concise" is good.  You can use more than one.

Frequently when I'm trying to figure out a name for something, including in my 
own language/format development, I explore thesaurus-dot-com which has been 
immensely helpful.

-- Darren Duncan

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