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Clarify that patching deprecate.pm is intended to facilitate a staged transition.
authorNicholas Clark <nick@ccl4.org>
Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:03:28 +0000 (17:03 +0000)
committerNicholas Clark <nick@ccl4.org>
Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:03:28 +0000 (17:03 +0000)
pod/perl5120delta.pod

index 1519850..38b9d7e 100644 (file)
@@ -743,7 +743,11 @@ deprecation warnings.
 
 Alternatively, you may want to consider patching F<lib/deprecate.pm>
 to provide deprecation warnings specific to your packaging system or
-distribution of Perl.
+distribution of Perl, consistent with how your packaging system or
+distribution manages a staged transition from a release where the
+installation of a single package provides the given functionality, to a later
+release where the system administrator needs to know to install multiple
+packages to get that same functionality.
 
 =over