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Steve Hay
December 1, 2014 13:45
Re: Cherry-picking for Perl 5.20.2
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On 1 December 2014 at 11:45, Dave Mitchell <> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 05:50:10PM +0000, Steve Hay wrote:
>> my conclusion being that a plain text file (*)
>> dropped into Porting/ is probably the simplest solution for now.
> Ewww :-(
> Does that mean that from now onwards, the commit history for maint-5.20 is
> mostly going to consist of modifications to Porting/foo? Or do you intend
> the file to be in a separate branch?

I hadn't considered whether to drop it into blead or maint-5.20; a
separate branch entirely, or even its own little
repo, is also possible if you're concerned about commit histories
getting swamped with too much noise.

I'm not sure how much noise it will generate, but I had thought that
having the history somewhere might be relevant if anyone ever wants to
see who voted for a commit to be backported, now that such information
won't be in the mailing list archives.

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