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Father Chrysostomos
September 26, 2010 18:37
Mathoms (Re: [PATCH] Re: [p e r l #76814] FETCH called twice.)
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On Aug 30, 2010, at 6:49 AM, Nicholas Clark wrote:

> 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.

Then can we not clean out the mathoms before each .0 release?

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