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lembark has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Nothing in perldelta describes this difference; can't find any ref's via google or search on 5.10/mulitple/package.

Oddity: with use v5.10.0 (in any of the stringy versions), a second package delivers a syntax error. For example, the code below fails with:

syntax error at hak.pm line 6, near "package bar"

Adding semi-colons after the sub's allows the code to compile, but I don't remember seeing anything about semicolons being required after sub def's -- even ones before package declarations.

Or is there something else in the perldelta that I've missed?

use v5.10.0; package foo; foo {} package foo::bar; bar {} 1 __END_
so much for my editing skills -- sorry for wasting your time -- the original was frying itself with the subs in place.