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Father Chrysostomos via RT
September 20, 2016 12:59
[perl #129229] [PATCH] Fix Parallel Building
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On Tue Sep 20 05:07:29 2016, davem wrote:
> How about we just don't bother keeping MANIFEST strictly sorted during
> development, (and so don't automatically test it for sortedness), and
> instead have it as an extra manual step in the release process ("step
> 97:
> run 'make manisort' and commit if MANIFEST has changed"). So it just
> gets
> done once per month and doesn't get in the way of everyone else.

That makes sense.  I was thinking of proposing that next if anyone objected to a simple revert of the change.  I have been wondering since I started hacking on perl why we needed to keep it sorted anyway.

The best way to solve something that shouldn’t be a problem to begin with is to remove the problem instead of working around it.

> That does however leave open the issue of whether we should still
> automatically check for correctness (i.e. that MANFEST == git ls-
> files).

manifest.t should continue to perform its other tests.


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