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Andreas Koenig
January 27, 2017 07:29
Re: [perl #130641] Bleadperl v5.25.8-36-g6cdc5cd8f3 breaksHURRICUP/DTL-Fast-1.622.tar.gz
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>>>>> On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:31:43 -0800, "karl williamson via RT" <> said:

  > Ok, then, we should reject this ticket, and write ones on the distros. 
  > Who does that?

My favorite workflow would be there is no reject for BBCs unless the BBC
itself is faulty, say, the reporter had dirt in his eyes.

If it is a valid BBC, either perl is broken or modules on CPAN. The next
release of perl needs to deal with it some way. The ticket should remain
open until we have developed confidence that enough repair has been
applied and enough time has passed. The time factor is necessary because
we expect some "also affected" messages to arrive a bit later than the
original ticket.

After a BBC, we must face it, there is a need to improve either perl or
CPAN. If it is CPAN, module authors need help, and there's no way to
declare that as somebody else's problem.

Alternate views welcome.


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