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Nicholas Clark
November 25, 2010 07:48
Re: [PATCH] deprecate ?PATTERN?
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On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 04:38:09PM +0100, Steffen Schwigon wrote:
> Nicholas Clark <> writes:
> > Why did you upgrade your systems to 5.12?
> Generally to use new features in my own software.
> In this case I only need 5.10. But I always upgrade to latest stable
> as soon as possible (eg., when setting up a new machine) because then
> the upgrade carnage is smaller than after skipping more versions and
> the know-how and support on the net is more fresh. In my experience.

So you're using the same perl binary for your own software (that you control,
understand, and are in a position to audit), and a large amount of software
which you aren't in a practical position to audit?

Because effectively you're requesting that you

a: can have new features
b: never have old misfeatures removed
c: at no cost

which means that you've externalised the actual costs of providing all 3.

Which isn't a request that can be satisfied. You're not going to get all 3.

Nicholas Clark

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