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June 23, 2009 22:17
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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On Tuesday 23 June 2009 20:39:21 David Golden wrote:

> So in my opinion, we need a way for people to publicize useful
> branches they maintain and we need an easy way for an admin of average
> skill to easily build and install a perl from an arbitrary git branch.

That sounds like an affordance for an admin of average skill (is that code for 
"doesn't follow p5p closely"?) to believe that a big wad of code vetted for 
stability, utility, and correctness even less often than bleadperl has the 
patina of support, or at least official tolerence.

The existence of people willing to tolerate those kinds of antics to get 
useful features and necessary patches indicates something very important about 
the release process... especially considering the kind of abuse Red Hat 
received from p5p for pulling a patch which turns out to have caused a 
performance problem in a small but measurable subset of significant programs.

(Careful readers have noted more than a hint of irony in the previous 

-- c

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