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Nicholas Clark
August 30, 2010 06:49
Re: [PATCH] Re: [perl #76814] FETCH called twice.
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On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 02:43:23PM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 12:31:15PM -0700, Father Chrysostomos wrote:
> > > Could you re-submit the patches,
> > > a) with a binary backwards-compatibility entry for the old
> > > now-replaced-with-macro functions in mathoms.c? See
> > > 0d7d409d8d92b77ed7de5b74ab047eced86edfc3 for an example of this.
> > 
> > If we do not maintain binary compatibility in blead, then why are we
> > maintaining binary compatibility in blead? Or are these actually for
> > code using the Perl_ forms?
> So that patches pulled into maint won't break binary compatibility.

If it's possible to do something in a binary compatible way, then the
"helpful-to-maint" approach is to first commit it in that way, and then
make another commit that removes any necessary kludges.

This leaves the option open of merging that change to maint, without needing
to re-write it in the process to become binary compatible.

Nicholas Clark

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