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Aristotle Pagaltzis
February 2, 2011 00:43
Re: [ #65284] Module broken with 5.13.x developmentperl versions
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* David Golden <> [2011-02-01 20:45]:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Jesse Vincent <> wrote:
> >>The least harmful option would be to change, IMNSHO.
> >> The next least harmful is WONTFIX.  Under no circumstances
> >>should be make a weird exception in for this, no
> >>matter how close or distant we are from a release...
> >
> >I'm not yet at the point where I'm willing to take "make
> > not choke on something that's been _documented
> >behavior_ in the core since March, 1999" off the table.
> I'd rather deprecate first and take *that* off the
> table.  :-)


I was going to suggest that all along the thread.

I don’t really see how this conflict can reasonably be resolved.
It seems foolhardy to change either module.

But is crazy. Read the code. Setting a bogus $VERSION is
just one of manifestation of the crazy. While most people never
run into the cases where it does crazy things, it’s perniciously
hard to find and sometimes to fix the problems for those who do.

Let’s just tell people to switch to which is sane.

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <>

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