develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from April 2007

Re: [Andreas J. Koenig] C3 MRO breaks Params::Util and Graph

Thread Previous | Thread Next
Johan Vromans
April 24, 2007 08:34
Re: [Andreas J. Koenig] C3 MRO breaks Params::Util and Graph
Message ID:
Nicholas Clark <> writes:

> Then they are buggy.
> Not us.

That's true, but doesn't really help.

If `perl -v` tells me 'this is perl v5.8.8' people are assuming, and
with right, that this is a complete 5.8.8 installation. If parts are
missing from this (vendor) install it will confuse people, and
possibly make them turn away from using Perl. 

A very big problem I've encountered a number of years ago, where
RedHat shipped a Perl 5.7.x + patches as being 5.8.0 on (if I recall
correctly) RedHat 8.0. Then, on RedHat 9, they shipped a different
(and incompatible!) Perl 5.7.x + patches again pretending it to be

AFAIK, perlivp does not catch problems like this. Maybe it should?

-- Johan

Thread Previous | Thread Next Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About