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Jan Dubois
February 26, 2007 14:30
RE: $Win32::VERSION problem
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On Mon, 26 Feb 2007, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 09:13:03AM -0800, Jan Dubois wrote:
> > Yes, and the forwarder() function (now in ext/Win32CORE/Win32CORE.c
> > requires Win32 version 0.27 or later: Therefore you will not be able
> > to use old versions of the Win32 module with bleadperl anymore.
> Um.
> I was working on the assumption that all the movement/rearrangement of
> the win32 directory, win32/ext and the Win32 modules was appropriate
> to replicate in maint.
> But "not be able to use" doesn't seem a good thing for maint.

It is indeed a bit worrisome, and I have to admit that I didn't even
realize this problem before today.

But assuming I re-release an otherwise unchanged libwin32 without the
Win32 module to CPAN would that be good enough? Or do we imply that you
can install any older CPAN version of a core module on the latest
maintenance release and it will still work?

Of course this would be nice, but it is not always possible.  E.g. you
cannot install Scalar-List-Utils 1.07 into Perl 5.8.8 without breaking
overload::strVal (because of the missing refaddr()), even though
1.07 was bundled with 5.8.0 and didn't care back then.


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