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Dan Book’s Perl 7: A Modest Proposal

Mark Gardner
I help professional Perl developers to engineer modern, disciplined applications in the cloud.
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This proposal from Dan Book seems reasonable to me. A version 7 feature bundle that renders signatures non-experimental; removes the indirect, multidimensional, and bareword filehandle features; enables warnings and utf8 by default? Sure. And more importantly, incrementing the major version every time a new feature is stable.

Unfortunately we’re still on Perl 5.16.3 at work, and it would be a big push to make sure our codebase is compatible with a newer version, much less adopt new features. But I’m willing to bet a reasonable release of version 7 might be just the push we need.

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