Living with smart match breakage
david at cantrell.org.uk
Fri Jun 14 12:51:35 BST 2013
On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 09:32:00AM +0100, jason wrote:
> On 2013-06-14 09:11, Smylers wrote:
> >There isn't such a list -- its "experimental" nature means anything
> >might change. P5P doesn't have consensus, and no decision has been
> >on what's going to happen.
> >There are some on P5P suggesting that smartmatch is so broken it
> >should be removed entirely.
> That there is no consensus that at least some of smart match and thus,
> given/when, can be considered non-experimental (and thus safe to use in
> production) means that a lot of application and library code may have to
> be rewritten at some point but nobody is really able to definitively
> determine what the scale of that risk is.
I ASSume that before it's removed, someone will make sure that there's
something on the CPAN that will be a drop-in replacement in almost all
cases. IIRC Zefram worked some dark magic to let you define custom
operators using XS.
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