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Re: [perl #41586] [PATCH] 5.8.8 Add incpush_oldversion forcompatible perl versions

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Robin Norwood
March 1, 2007 12:21
Re: [perl #41586] [PATCH] 5.8.8 Add incpush_oldversion forcompatible perl versions
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John Peacock <> writes:

> Andy Dougherty wrote:
>> However, it'd probably be best to do this in a lazy sort of way -- some of 
>> the vendor* or site* directories might well be remotely mounted, and 
>> spending time populating @INC even if not needed might not be appropriate.
> That's why I was thinking of doing it as a coderef at the tail end of @INC.
> This way, you only check the backwards compatible paths iff you didn't find the
> module requested already.  This would increase the length of @INC by a constant
> value (1).  I don't see any point in prepopulating @INC on the offchance that
> you might need it later.

fwiw, I've submitted RT #41657, which includes a patch related to this
issue as well - it adds a -R flag to *not* include paths this way.  Both
patches should probably be accepted or rejected as a unit.



Robin Norwood
Red Hat, Inc.

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