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From:
David Golden
Date:
April 17, 2010 04:39
Subject:
Re: Perl 5.12.0 is now available
Message ID:
h2o5d4beb41004170438u8334d851y62852ce5c63ef99a@mail.gmail.com
On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 12:33 AM, karl williamson
<public@khwilliamson.com> wrote:
> Jesse Vincent wrote:
>
>> Perl 5.12.0 represents approximately two years of development since
>> version 5.10.0 and contains over 750,000 lines of changes across over
>> 3,000 files from over 200 authors and committers.
>
> In thinking about the announcement, 750K lines sounds impressive; on the
> other hand it also sounds like it could be a red flag about too many
> changes; some number of them have to have bugs.  I'm wondering if it would
> be better to split out code changes into a separate number in the future.
>  My guess is that the 750K number includes the many thousands that I
> submitted, which were just the published Unicode database, and nothing that
> we modified.  These were all .txt files.

IMO, more is better.  Reports about 5.12.0 are already saying "this is
just a maintenance release".

-- David

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