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Salvador Fandiño
April 5, 2022 10:20
Re: Pre-RFC: a `library` keyword
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On 1/4/22 17:27, Ovid via perl5-porters wrote:

>    2. A `use feature 'yield_true'` to avoid having to put "1;" at the end
>      of the file; with a future plan to include that by default in the
>      versioned feature bundles.

But why not to just lift the requirement for modules to return a true value?

"require" documentation says "The file must return true as the last 
statement to indicate successful execution of any initialization code".

But, well, has anybody ever returned a false value on purpose in order 
to signal a failed initialization? Why would you want to do that when 
you can just call "die" with a proper error message?

It looks to me that this feature was more of an implementation detail 
showing up than anything else.

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