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Dave Mitchell
March 30, 2023 16:32
Re: Deprecation doesn't mean we have two release cycles beforethings break.
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On Wed, Mar 01, 2023 at 02:11:42PM +0000, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 11:17:02AM +0100, demerphq wrote:
> > But that isn't correct. Odds are *very* likely we get CPAN breakage from
> > the very moment we deprecate something
> +1
> I'm particularly troubled that we have added two major deprecations
> very late in this release cycle:
> 5.37.9:  deprecate Foo'Bar
> 5.37.10: (not even released yet): change 'experimental' to 'deprecated':
>             ~~, given, when, etc.
> There seems to have been a lot of CPAN test suite breakage from these.
> Even if the fixes turn out to be trivial, and even if p5p volunteer to do
> all the fixing, it doesn't leave a lot of time to get new releases out and
> settled in.
> So I think that
> a) such deprecations in future should only come early in the blead release
>    cycle;
> b) we should seriously consider backing out for now the two specific
>     Foo'Bar and ~~ deprecations and re-adding them for 5.38.1.

Well, a month has passed, and in the last week or so we've had 9 new BBCs
related to the new smartmatch/when deprecation.

Are we agreed or not that the Foo'Bar and smartmatch deprecations
should be rolled back now, and re-applied in 5.39.1?

And if so, is anyone volunteering?

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