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Re: switching remaining platforms to modular X by default

On Mon, Jun 03, 2013 at 05:43:21PM +0200, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> has some patches that get as far as building the modules with the
> miniperl that is produced, if anyone would like to continue this
> fight, I am overcommitted right now.
> (IIRC, the patches are to force extended regexps for sed and grep,
> but nothing major, and to specify host compiler)
> They are based on:
> and will need updating for perl 5.18.

Note that perl 5.18 is a very MAJOR update compared to perl 5.16.
There are many many pieces that were marked "experimental", and a
bit of syntax changes so most scripts and modules will need some love
to work with that.

Quick summary: my $_ is experimental, most uses of given/when are
experimental, qw() no longer has implicit parentheses around it.

Just those 3 mean changes to most of the code I've been writing the past
two years, and I guess I'm not the only one :(

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