Living with smart match breakage

James Laver james.laver at
Fri Jun 14 12:10:06 BST 2013

On 14 Jun 2013, at 10:26, Kieren Diment <diment at> wrote:

> [1] Not that I use many of the newer core features, occasionally I have to account for some of my $work code having to work on 5.8.

I don't use smart match precisely because it doesn't feel intuitive and I have enough to worry about without having to memorise yet another table of results, some of which are surprising.

I suspect most people are in the same boat, but the darkpan argument always gets trotted out in these cases. The solution you present of a Perl release that fails compile would be nice though. Perhaps with a switch in a new release of Perl?


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