On 10/12/2016 02:30 PM, David Cantrell wrote:
On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 07:27:03PM +0200, Peter Rabbitson wrote:
- Shoving FATAL-ized warnings down CPAN's users throats. After years of
incessant pushback finally semi-relented, but still continues to
insert it into his CPAN projects to this day.
This is not necessarily a bad thing.
In fact I've done it myself. First I deprecated a feature in the
documentation. Then a while later I made it emit a warning. Then another
while later I got rid of it which, if people were still using the
deprecated feature, made their code die.
I was referring to something completely different. Please read  and
possibly  for a more in-depth look into that particular chapter.
Getting rid of the deprecated
features made the code simpler and easier to understand, and so less
likely to be a bug-laden piece of crap.
Or one can simply do something like , and (at zero cost to future
maintenance) prevent an entire class of late-night head scratchers
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