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From:
Johan Vromans
Date:
April 27, 2008 06:10
Subject:
Re: One less File::Copy bug
Message ID:
m2tzhnphoi.fsf@phoenix.squirrel.nl
Abigail <abigail@abigail.be> writes:

> On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 06:18:12PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > I'm surprised how long it took us to make such an easy fix.
> 
> I remember offering many years ago to fix this, but then it wasn't
> deemed a bug - it was 'documented' to behave like this.
> 
> And I'm offering to fix the permission bit issues, unless we're too
> afraid it will break existing code. (Someone, somewhere, is probably
> relying in File::Copy dropping the execution bit).

Wouldn't it be better to provide a new, incompatible but less
surprising version of File::Copy next to the old one?

Or even, make it dual-faced depending on the version required?

-- Johan

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