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Apr 29, 2012, 12:27 AM

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[perl #17571] slight package name irregularity

On Sat Apr 28 22:48:05 2012, Hugmeir wrote:
> This is still present in blead. I think it should either be rejected, or
> marked as WontFix; Any sort of fix now would be backwards-incompatible,
> and I can't see the gain.

It does feel like a bug to me though, that ‘package foo::’ does not
remove ::, while foo:: anywhere else does lose its colons.

A quick CPAN grep for package.*::\s*; brings up nothing.

> What would be nice (maybe worth filing a second ticket?) is getting a
> note in the docs that barewords with trailing ::'s get trimmed:
> perl -MDevel::Peek -wE '$x = \etc::; Dump $x'

I thought that was documented. Or maybe that was in the Camel.


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