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Re: RFC: Suggestion for future version of perl

by Steve_p (Priest)
on Aug 06, 2007 at 15:54 UTC ( #630845=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RFC: Suggestion for future version of perl

As a developer, this would be nice. Unfortunately, this would break existing Perl code that is not strict or warnings clean. Actually, this might even break some core tests that rely on the fact that strict and warnings are not enabled.

Test your modules with bleadperl!

  rsync -avz rsync:// .
  ./Configure -des -Dusedevel -Dprefix=/path/to/test/perl
  make test
  make install

Now, please test you modules! If you have test failures that don't happen with Perl 5.8.8, send a simplified test case to

perlbug at

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Re^2: RFC: Suggestion for future version of perl
by TimToady (Parson) on Aug 06, 2007 at 18:11 UTC
    And once again we see why Perl 6 had to take a "break everything all at once" approach. Perl 5 was not designed to evolve nearly as well as its author thought at the time... ;)

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