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Michael G Schwern
February 5, 2004 04:05
Re: [perl #25268] h2xs does not create VERSION stubs
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On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 12:12:49AM -0600, david nicol wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 18:15, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> > Version incompatibilities of the type you're talking about don't become
> > important until many versions down the road, if ever at all, at which
> > point they've presumably figured it out themselves.
> Schwern said this?  Schwern?  Schwern is presuming that people in general 
> are capable of figuring something out for themselves?  After even
> Dr. Conway failed to add a VERSION method that would throws
> error on attempts to include the ealier, incompatible version of
> Parse::RecDescent?  The details are subtle and I cannot explain them,
> here's Fergal Daly fro module authors:

The idea of throwing a wad of commented out cut & paste code into the h2xs 
template just because the author might need it a dozen releases down the 
road is the problem here.  The VERSION issue is irrelevant.

Use a module.  That's what they're for.

Michael G Schwern
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