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From:
David Landgren
Date:
April 28, 2008 14:00
Subject:
Re: A non-scientific survey Re: 5.6.x
Message ID:
48163AFE.90801@landgren.net
Dave Mitchell a écrit :
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 04:51:42PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 04:47:18PM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
>>> Well, for a recent consulting gig, the customer wanted me to parse XML
>>> files using 5.005 and no external modules....
>> But had they found a bug in 5.005_$version, what would they have done?
>>
>>   Hoped for 5.005_05, and installed that?
>>   Wanted just a patch for 5.005_$version that just fixed that bug?
>>   Wanted to work round it - "there's no way we're upgrading that"?
> 
> For this particular customer (a bank), I got the impression (although they
> never said it explicitly) that they were using whatever came bundled as
> part of Solaris, and there was nothing on heaven or earth that would have
> made them upgrade Solaris or install any new software on the server.
> 
> I would have had to just work around it (rewrite the XML parser using
> /bin/sh, probably ;-)

Oh come now, I'm sure you could do it in awk and sed.

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