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Re^4: RFC: Defined-Or for before Perl 5.10

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Oct 30, 2010 at 07:40 UTC ( #868431=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: RFC: Defined-Or for before Perl 5.10
in thread RFC: Defined-Or for before Perl 5.10

Actually, IIRC, for quite a while, 5.9.x *had* err, and it was culled not to long before 5.10 came out due to some backwards compatability issues noone seemed to be able to resolve.

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Re^5: RFC: Defined-Or for before Perl 5.10
by Tux (Abbot) on Oct 30, 2010 at 08:43 UTC

    I'm actually quite happy that the 5.8.x series is out of maint now. Maintaining those patches was quite a lot of work.

    Note that those patches still add the err keyword to perl.

    The disadvantage of those patches over the proposal of a module/function, is that it is inside the perl binary, and all has to be recompiled from scratch.

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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