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  1. Highly desirable Make a semicolon optional at the end of the line
    Highly undesirable. If things to be made optional for increased readability, not this, but making braces optional for singles statement blocks. But that won't happen either.
  2. Highly Questionable Introduce pragma that specify max allowed length of single and double quoted string
    Probably already possible with a CPAN module, but who would use it? This is more something for a linter or perltidy.
  3. Highly desirable Compensate for some deficiencies of using curvy brackets as the block delimiters
    Unlikely to happen and very unundesirable. The first option is easy } # LABEL (why introduce new syntax when comments will suffice). The second is just plain illogical and uncommon in most other languages. It will confuse the hell out of every programmer.
  4. Make function slightly more flexible
    a) no b) Await the new signatures c) Macro's are unlikely to happen. See the problems they faced in Raku. Would be fun though
  5. Long function names
    Feel free to introduce a CPAN module that does all you propose. A new function for trimming has recently been introduced and spun off a lot of debate. I think none of your proposed changes in this point is likely to gain momentum.
  6. Allow to specify and use "hyperstrings"
    I have no idea what is to be gained. Eager to learn though. Can you give better examples?
  7. Put more attention of managing namespaces
    I think a) is part of the proposed OO reworks for perl7 based on Cor, b) is just plain silly, c) could be useful, but not based on letters but on sigils or interpunction, like in Raku</lI.
  8. Analyze structure of text processing functions in competing scripting languages
    Sounds like a great idea for a CPAN module, so all that require this functionality can use it
  9. Improve control statements
    Oooooh, enter the snake pit! There be dragons here, lots of nasty dragons. We have has given/when and several switch implementations and suggestions, and so far there has been no single solution to this. We all want it, but we all have different expectations for its feature sets and behavior. Wise people are still working on it so expect *something* at some time.

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

In reply to Re: What esteemed monks think about changes necessary/desirable in Perl 7 outside of OO staff by Tux
in thread What esteemed monks think about changes necessary/desirable in Perl 7 outside of OO staff by likbez

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