[m-dev.] pragmas should specify pred/func as well as name and arity

Zoltan Somogyi zoltan.somogyi at runbox.com
Sun Jul 18 13:17:51 AEST 2021

2021-04-29 15:14 GMT+10:00 "Zoltan Somogyi" <zoltan.somogyi at runbox.com>:
>> > We would need to introduce any such changes gradually. We would
>> > implement any new syntax alongside the old, generating messages
>> > telling programmers to switch to the new form when we find the old.
>> > These messages could have severity warning, but with an option to
>> > shut them up, such as --no-warn-for-old-pragma-syntax. That would
>> > need to persist past the next stable release, after which we could
>> > first up the severity to error, and then later still disable the code
>> > parsing the old syntax altogether.
>> > It will need to be done very gradually, over several releases.
> Agreed. To help us not forget such things, should we add a new file, named maybe RELEASE_NOTES_NEXT, containing NEWS entries for
> changes to be done *after* the next release?

I have now added this file.

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