Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Common Sense vs. Fatal Deprecations

In Perl, use common::sense 3.73 or newer.  Older versions, including Ubuntu Trusty’s libcommon-sense-perl package at 3.72, enable fatal deprecations and will unexpectedly kill your code if you transitively depend on a module using common::sense that throws a deprecation warning.

Say, one whose maintainer received a patch and is apparently letting it rot in their issue tracker forever.

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