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Re^3: How Perl revolve

by talexb (Canon)
on Apr 13, 2021 at 16:12 UTC ( #11131201=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How Perl revolve
in thread How Perl revolve

Thanks for this .. yes, there have been a few quite minor features that were deprecated, but my reading of the original post talked about 'functions' that had been deprecated, and that made me think of actual keywords (like split, for example -- which has *not* been removed, obviously) that had been removed from the language, causing breakage.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

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Re^4: How Perl revolve
by haukex (Bishop) on Apr 13, 2021 at 16:27 UTC
    my reading of the original post talked about 'functions' that had been deprecated, and that made me think of actual keywords (like split, for example -- which has *not* been removed, obviously) that had been removed from the language, causing breakage.

    Yes, that's true, and a quick skim of the docs shows that might apply to Unqualified dump() and File::Glob::glob() will disappear (plus, it's not deprecated, but study hasn't had any use for a while now). I was looking at this from the angle of breakages, and I remember following some of the P5P threads when things were removed that caused breakages on CPAN. For modules that are high upstream on the CPAN River, patches were submitted, and for other packages, bugs were filed on RT.

        I was looking at this from the angle of breakages, and I remember following some of the P5P threads when things were removed that caused breakages on CPAN. For modules that are high upstream on the CPAN River, patches were submitted, and for other packages, bugs were filed on RT.

      Right -- all that to say, there have been some minor changes, but p5p have been quite good about testing and making fixes as they are required, in order that there's the least amount of surprise when the new version of Perl is released.

      Also -- funny you mentioned study, as I was going to use that as my example function, then decided it was a little too obscure, and replaced it with split. I'm aware of it, but never had a regex complex enough to wonder if study might have helped. Also, I'm the kind of person who actually does read every line of a thousand page reference book, even if I only end up using 20% of the material. And study was used in a piece of Perl poetry I read, and I thought it was a cool keyword.

      Alex / talexb / Toronto

      Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

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