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Green, Paul
May 25, 2010 13:14
RE: FW: [PATCH] Fix VOS regexp in makedepend.SH (re: 5.8.x branch)
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Thanks, everyone, for your prompt and courteous responses. I haven't
been paying sufficient attention to the day-to-day, week-by-week grind
on this list, and I apologize for asking what must seem to everyone else
like a dumb question. I wake up periodically and unbreak the Perl build
on VOS, and then I go away again for a while.

I will update my scripts to run my regression tests against the more
recent (and supported) copies of Perl.

I agree that there isn't much point in just making patches that unbreak
the build of an unsupported release; I think that putting out a new
release should provide a rather wide set of assurances; getting it to
build is the least of the concerns.  Being able to give a nice crisp
answer ("Perl 5.8 is no longer supported") is far better than giving a
long and complicated (and ultimately confusing) answer.


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