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August 4, 2009 02:30
Re: [PATCH] bump-perl-version false positives
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2009/8/4 Jesse Vincent <>:
> On Mon  3.Aug'09 at 21:14:45 +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:04:56AM -0400, Jesse Vincent wrote:
>> > +    README.haiku
>> > +    README.vms
>> Those excluded files are intended to be only ones we're pretty certain will
>> never need to be edited; these two files may well contain lines that need
>> changing for each release. In particular, README.vms has, in maint,
> Thanks much for catching and fixing my overzealousness.
> I'm quite interested in making these transforms foolproof and
> fully automatable in the future.  I've been wondering about
> replacing the explicit version numbers in non-code files with
> placeholders in git.  There are a bunch of issues there and I'm not
> about to jump in and touch them without discussion.

We should derive the version info from the most recent tag.

Then changing the version number becomes a matter of creating the tag.

Of course this also means we have to deal with our version schizophrenia.

Is  Perl 5.10.1-RC1 a Perl 5.10.1 or is it a Perl 5.10.0?

Currently we pretend its a Perl 5.10.1, but we haven't released Perl 5.10.1 yet.


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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