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demerphq
Date:
August 4, 2009 05:59
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] bump-perl-version false positives
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2009/8/4 Andy Dougherty <doughera@lafayette.edu>:
> On Tue, 4 Aug 2009, Dave Mitchell wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
> Yes, I certainly agree that's a logical inconsistency.  Alas, it's one we
> have to live with.
>
>> 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.
>
> Absolutely.  Otherwise, we aren't testing it thoroughly.  (Also think
> installation directories, binary compatibility with previous releases,
> 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..
>
> Or which installed itself as perl0.000, for example.

I'm reserving comment until Perl 5.10.1 is out.

:-)

Yves


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