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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Devel::Declare strikes me as likely to be unstable magic. It messes with the yy* parts of the parser during its operation. How likely is /that/ to keep working?

    I've always looked at that part of perl and gone "OMG, this is nasty looking" so perhaps this is not as horrible as I'm imagining. I just don't think it's the kind of thing of which stable software is made. In a year from now if it continues to work on 5.6 -> 5.11 I guess I could believe it then. There'll be more than enough unanticipated delta to stress this thing out.
    • You'd have to ask Matt Trout for details, I know he has plans to move as much magic as possible out of the C hack and into Perl. At least it's stable with any given release of Perl. It's not like those exactly SNEAK up on us.