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Nicholas Clark
December 20, 2010 03:34
Re: perldelta naming
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On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:08:17AM +0000, Zefram wrote:
> When 5.13.9 is released next month, a new perldelta will be created
> referring to 5.13.10.  This version number is a novelty for us, in that
> it is the first time the subversion component has exceeded one digit
> under the dotted-segment numbering scheme.  The natural name for the
> delta document is "perl51310delta", which under 8.3 naming is aliased to
> the existing "perl5131delta".  Historically the core documentation has
> been carefully named to avoid 8.3 aliasing; do we still care about that?

Well spotted.

I don't think so, as I've seen no hints of any active djgpp porting in years.

However, I'm not sure what the "new" portability maxim should be. I'd guess

* At most one .
* No more than 39 characters before the dot, and 39 after
* No distinctions solely on case
* No filenames starting with -

(If I have it correctly, the first three are VMS, and the third is VOS.
Everything else is less restrictive)

Nicholas Clark

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