develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from May 2009

Documenting a Backwards Compatibility and Support Policy (was Re: feature 'switch' as an expression?)

Thread Previous | Thread Next
From:
chromatic
Date:
May 10, 2009 10:07
Subject:
Documenting a Backwards Compatibility and Support Policy (was Re: feature 'switch' as an expression?)
Message ID:
200905101006.51761.chromatic@wgz.org
On Saturday 09 May 2009 13:37:43 Mark Mielke wrote:

> > I don't mind backwards compatibility when tempered with comprehensive
> > testing, sane deprecation policies with clear deprecation notices,
> > regular releases, and sufficient advance notice, ...

> Exactly right.

> It has nothing to do with who is deserving or not. It is only about
> careful and respectful release engineering practices.

Is there value in creating a document to specify Perl 5's support and 
deprecation policies?  I couldn't find one with a quick ack -i of the 
bleadperl source.

I'm not suggesting that Perl 5 adopt the specific details Parrot's support 
policy, but it could make a good example:

http://docs.parrot.org/parrot/latest/html/docs/project/support_policy.pod.html

-- c

Thread Previous | Thread Next


nntp.perl.org: Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at ask@perl.org | Group listing | About