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Shlomi Fish
Date:
March 20, 2018 21:01
Subject:
Re: RFC: Remove support for Ultrix?
Message ID:
20180320221458.6ab73ff8@telaviv1.shlomifish.org
On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:01:26 +0200
Sawyer X <xsawyerx@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 03/13/2018 08:05 PM, Karl Williamson wrote:
> > There is some complicated code for Ultrix in locale.c that I've never
> > been comfortable with.  Now I find that the last release of this OS
> > was in 1995, and the last post in comp.lang.ultrix was in 2013 (ilmari
> > checked that)
> >
> > I added this comment some years ago
> >
> > /* XXX This is to preserve old behavior for Ultrix
> >  * when i==0, but I (khw) don't think that behavior makes much
> >  * sense */
> >
> >
> > I'd like to get rid of that, and from having to spend time on
> > considering this special case when working with this file.
> >
> > I'm thinking we don't need to keep up support for this OS any longer.  
> 
> If the OS is outdated and unsupported, it is possible (dare some might
> say, likely) it won't build on new versions of Perl for other reasons. A
> different problem, raised previously by Jim, I think, is that we have no
> way of verifying it still works - and any outdated OS we also do not
> have access to makes it doubly difficult to maintain the code for. If
> the code in question is in the way, it's good reason to remove it.
> 
> Any objections?

None from me. Gofer it!

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