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From:
Victor Efimov
Date:
August 19, 2013 12:14
Subject:
Re: the GitHub perl mirror
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2013/8/19 Nicholas Clark <nick@ccl4.org>

>
> I'm pretty sure that the problem isn't exposure. It's that the codebase is
> written in a language that most Perl programmers don't know, that it's old
> and hoary, and that isn't possible to change without being self-defeating.
> In that, it's very hard to simplify the code without introducing
> regressions
> or breaking something that worked.
>

Perhaps higher priority should be given to improving and refactoring of
testsuite (that will help avoid regressions with code refactoring in the
future). Also testsuite (mostly?) is in Perl, not in C

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