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Dave Mitchell
May 14, 2016 14:51
Re: Perl 5.25.1 on May 20th
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On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 09:46:47PM -0000, Father Chrysostomos wrote:
> I have none.  But I do wonder why 5.25.0 was released at all, with no
> changes from 5.24 except the version number.  Would anyone care to
> elaborate?

One reason is so that 'git describe' can distinguish between a commit
on the maint-5.24 and blead branches. So a blead commit soon after
5.24 is released will appear as e.g. v5.25.0-XX-gYYYYYYY, while
a maint commit will appear as v5.24.0-XX-gYYYYYY

Otherwise they both appear confusingly as v5.24.0-something.

A major Starfleet emergency breaks out near the Enterprise, but
fortunately some other ships in the area are able to deal with it to
everyone's satisfaction.
    -- Things That Never Happen in "Star Trek" #13

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