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Jan Dubois
November 3, 2003 08:34
Re: 5.8.2-RC1 and mp2
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On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 10:02:16 +0000, Alan Burlison <>

>Jan Dubois wrote:
>> But since the set of modules breaking due to different PERL_HASH
>> definitions is going to be different than the set breaking due to
>> different REENTR layout, it may still be worth maintaining PERL_HASH
>> compatibility even when going with the 5.8.0 REENTR layout.
>How can this ever be workable?  How on earth are people supposed to know 
>what sort of breakage is in a particular module without examining the source?

They can't.  That's why we should try hard not to break things. :)
Unfortunately sometimes you only catch breakage after a release, and then
you have to decide how you could contain the breakage so that it affects
the smallest amount of users.


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