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From:
Abigail
Date:
April 17, 2010 08:16
Subject:
Re: Perl 5.12.0 is now available
Message ID:
20100417151601.GX14223@almanda
On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 07:38:45AM -0400, David Golden wrote:
> 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".
> 


The number of commits that make up the 750,000 lines of change may be
another interesting piece of information.



Abigail

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