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Tom Molesworth via perl5-porters
June 20, 2022 17:18
Re: disabling smartmatch and when()?
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On Tue, 21 Jun 2022 at 00:58, Dave Mitchell <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 05:54:52PM +0200, Tomasz Konojacki wrote:
> > I can't count the times I had to explain to people outside of the p5p
> > bubble that "experimental" in the case of smartmatch actually means
> > "deprecated" and they shouldn't use it.
> Perhaps these people have no business being coders?

Perhaps this is not the best advert for Perl.

Other languages such as Python and Rust have added features such as pattern
matching - in Perl, we're taking away even the current limited attempt at
switch/case, and we don't have a replacement...

... oh, and now we're telling our users that they "have no business being
coders", just because they had the temerity to follow previous advice such

Perhaps you should reconsider.

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