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Sawyer X
June 29, 2016 20:10
Re: including List::Util 1.45 with Perl 5.24.1?
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On 06/26/2016 03:00 PM, James E Keenan wrote:
> On 06/26/2016 02:40 AM, Darren Duncan wrote:
>> I'm not certain whether the policy for Perl minor releases such as
>> 5.24.1 is as minimal as possible, just security and bug fixes, or
>> whether they are also allowed to contain small feature enhancements.  If
>> the latter...
> That policy is spelled out in pod/perlpolicy.pod, particularly in the
> Excerpting from this section:
> "The following types of change are NOT acceptable:
> ...
> "Patches that add or remove features."
>> I would like to request that Perl 5.24.1 include List::Util 1.45, which
>> is the same as the version 1.42 that Perl 5.24.0 bundled except for
>> adding a couple useful "uniq" functions plus fixing a few bugs.
> You're requesting addition of a feature.  As I read the policy, that's
> excluded.

That is definitely true for the core itself, because it must assure as
maintained state as possible and ABI compatibility, but I'm not sure
this also extends for modules. Perhaps someone knows this for certain.

While I understand the benefit of this, I would personally go with Jim's
perspective as well: A maintenance release, IMHO, should not carry
additional features. It should be *the same* in functionality, other
than security issues and selected bug fixes.

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