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Re: More patching! Less whining!

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April 1, 2000 06:58
Re: More patching! Less whining!
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Tom Christiansen (lists.p5p):
>We don't *need* those features for there to be a new release.  Plenty
>got done.  I challenge you to do back and look at what really
>happened for 5.N for other values of N in the (1,2,3,4,5) range.
>5.002 says "prototypes".  5.003 is marked as a "security release".
>5.004 is marked as a "maintenance release".
>You don't want perl5.6 -- you want perl6.

I think the change of version number scheme had a psychological effect on 
people as well, disguising the fact that it's only a subversion update.
My, it should be nearly 600 times better than the previous release!

Sigh.  I like to think it's just the Linux people who want to be on
the "leading edge" so bad they walk right off the precipice.
(Craig E. Groeschel)

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