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Mixed feelings about the Perl 7 announcement. I'm all for the version bump to leave the Perl 6 thing behind us and to signal that Perl is still somewhat alive.

I'm much less enthousiastic about changing language defaults. I'd take a "use v7;" over having to manually patch scripts depending on whatever version happens to be installed or, worse, having multiple versions installed and remembering how each script needs to be invoked.

The breaking changes appear to be minor though, so hopefully it won't affect much either way.

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