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Marvin Humphrey
June 30, 2009 09:08
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 03:09:01PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:

> So the infrastructure constrains us - there is no facility to have a maint
> branch that incorporates only bug and documentation fixes for modules.
> [Which is just as much a problem for modules only on CPAN. And happens,
> given the grumbling I hear from nearby when certain CPAN modules change
> details of the behaviour published APIs]

This is a huge problem for me and other CPAN authors with large, ambitious
distros.  I just released KinoSearch 0.30_01 a couple weeks ago.  In a world
with sane versioning, it would have been KinoSearch 4.00_01, to be followed
shortly by 4.00 -- because this is really the fourth generation for that code
base.  But because we can't have maint branches yet rapid innovation is
ongoing, it's still in alpha.  It's been a lot less useful to the Perl
community than it might have been.

Marvin Humphrey

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