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Dave Mitchell
August 4, 2009 04:04
Re: [PATCH] bump-perl-version false positives
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On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 11:30:48AM +0200, demerphq wrote:
> 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.

Its the only sane thing to do it this way. 5.10.1-RC1 *has* to be as close
as possible to what we intend to release as 5.10.1, which includes
identifying itself as 5.10.1 for the purposes of $] etc. Unlike most
software packages, perl is incredibly self-aware. It would be easy for
to produce an RC which worked fine, then a final release which broke
'use feature' for example..

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