This pro­pos­al from Dan Book seems rea­son­able to me. A ver­sion 7 fea­ture bun­dle that ren­ders sig­na­tures non-​experimental; removes the indi­rect, mul­ti­di­men­sion­al, and bare­word file­han­dle fea­tures; enables warn­ings and utf8 by default? Sure. And more impor­tant­ly, incre­ment­ing the major ver­sion every time a new fea­ture is stable.

Unfortunately we’re still on Perl 5.16.3 at work, and it would be a big push to make sure our code­base is com­pat­i­ble with a new­er ver­sion, much less adopt new fea­tures. But I’m will­ing to bet a rea­son­able release of ver­sion 7 might be just the push we need.