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=head1 NAME

Type::Tiny::Manual::Policies - Type::Tiny policies

=head1 STABILITY

=head2 Type::Tiny Stability Policy

Type::Tiny 1.000000 is considered stable. Any changes to the API that
are big enough to I<require> changes to the test suite will be preceded
by a I<< six month >> notice period, with the following exceptions:

=over

=item *

Any changes which are necessary to maintain compatibility with new
releases of L<Moose>, L<Moo>, and other software that Type::Tiny needs
to integrate with.

=item *

Changes to maintain compatibility with future versions of Perl itself.

=item *

Where a change fixes a contradiction between the implementation and
documentation of Type::Tiny.

=item *

Where a feature is explicitly documented as being "experimental" or
"unstable".

=item *

Improvements to the text of error messages.

=back

=head2 Experimental and Unstable Type::Tiny Features

The following list is currently non-exhaustive.

=over

=item *

L<Type::Tiny> inlining subs (i.e. C<inline_as>) may return a list of
strings (with C<undef> being allowed as the first item on the list).
This is experimental. See L<Type::Utils>.

=item *

L<Type::Tiny>'s C<my_methods> attribute and the functionality it
provides is experimental.

=item *

The L<parameterizable coercion API|Type::Coercion> is subject to change.

=item *

The interaction of deep coercions and mutable coercions currently results
in ill-defined behaviour. This could change at any time.
(See L<Type::Tiny::Manual::Coercions/"Deep Caveat">.)

=item *

L<Type::Registry>'s ability to import L<MooseX::Types> and L<MouseX::Types>
type libraries is experimental.

=item *

Integration with L<Type::Tiny::XS>.

=item *

These modules are considered part of Type::Tiny's internals, and not
covered by the stability policy:
L<Devel::TypeTiny::Perl56Compat>,
L<Devel::TypeTiny::Perl58Compat>,
L<Eval::TypeTiny>,
L<Type::Coercion::FromMoose>,
L<Type::Tiny::_HalfOp>,
L<Types::Standard::ArrayRef>,
L<Types::Standard::Dict>,
L<Types::Standard::HashRef>,
L<Types::Standard::Map>,
L<Types::Standard::ScalarRef>, and
L<Types::Standard::Tuple>.

=item *

L<Reply::Plugin::TypeTiny> is not covered by the stability policy.

=back

=head2 Type::Tiny Versioning Policy

As of 1.000000, this distribution follows a versioning scheme similar
to L<Moo>, which is based on a L<semver|http://semver.org/>-like three
component version number, but with the last two components each
represented by three decimal digits in the fractional part of the
version number. That is, version 1.003002 of the software represents
"1.3.2".

Additionally, releases where the second component is an odd number will
be considered unstable/trial releases. (These will also include an
underscore in the version number as per the usual CPAN convention.)

=head1 BUGS

Please report any bugs to
L<http://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=Type-Tiny>.

=head1 AUTHOR

Toby Inkster E<lt>tobyink@cpan.orgE<gt>.

=head1 COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

This software is copyright (c) 2013-2014, 2017-2019 by Toby Inkster.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

=head1 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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