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Re^7: Modernizing the Postmodern Language?

by perlfan (Vicar)
on Jul 16, 2020 at 08:02 UTC ( [id://11119393]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: Modernizing the Postmodern Language?
in thread Modernizing the Postmodern Language?

> it's always felt backwards

Precisely correct, IMO. Same burden would be present if we had to do something dumb like use v7;. It's just a bigger "feature turn on" approach. I characterize this as opt in to new features versus opt out. Traditionally perl has done the former, which is what I call backwards and I contend is a big reason for the situation we're in. We just need to do the latter.

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