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Re: 5.8.2 is built as 5.8.1

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Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes
October 17, 2003 10:36
Re: 5.8.2 is built as 5.8.1
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On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:43:48AM -0700, Stas Bekman <> wrote:
> it'll make the transition harder as you may need to recompile a whole lot 
> of 3rd party modules, when you move from 5.8.2-alpha to 5.8.2-beta.

That's not really something to be concerned about.  People who want to
install non-released versions really have to be prepared to take care
of such things.
> You also forgot to mention the C macros SUBVERSION and such.

Yes, there really needs to be something available at the XS and perl
levels to tell that this is not vanilla 5.8.1 (for purposes of
implementing workarounds and test skips for 5.8.1 but not for fixed
versions afterward).  But I still assert that the easiest solution is
to call it 5.8.2 (with the MAINT marker).

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