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Yuki Kimoto
January 15, 2022 23:02
Re: PSC #049 2022-01-07
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Is it possible to include an arity check discussion?

The arity check discussion seems to be ignored.

2022年1月14日(金) 19:42 Neil Bowers <>:

> Part of the problem here is that we don’t know what the end-point is, and
> we’d like our next step to be a step in the right direction.
> If we make signatures non-experimental, and part of `use v5.36`, then
> we’ll be encouraging "everyone" to start using signatures. This is a good
> step forward.
> I initially argued for #2, as I was worried that if are going to remove @_
> in the future, we’ll be setting regular Perl programmers up for pain, if we
> don’t help them avoid using @_ in signatured subs. Once we make something
> non-experimental, we have a responsibility to those programmers.
> Going with #1 possibly restricts what we can do in the future, but I still
> think we should do it, otherwise another year will have gone by without
> signatures. And for the bulk of Perl programmers, I suspect the big win is
> giving them what we already have.
> Neil

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