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Mark Overmeer
December 29, 2019 10:48
Re: updating POSIX module for newer functions
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* Eric Wong ( [191228 20:51]:
> > Is it not possible to go the path that Mark suggests by compiling a big
> > Perl binary with the additional modules?
> I'm trying to reduce the long-term maintenance and update
> overhead, so I wouldn't even consider asking users to
> build/maintain their own Perl install if they aren't comfortable
> with dependencies which require going outside the distro to

Packagers of distributions are very helpful, so they will contribute
to maintain such a large package... at least (and most important)
report discovered issues.  Rarely used modules (which happens when
you fragment the solution) however, will simply never get packaged
in the first place.  Issues will be discovered much later.

In manual pages, you can only find the current status of you OS libraries.
When you write code, you have to have some backwards compatibility. I used
the output of cpantesters to collect OS differences.

       Mark Overmeer MSc                                MARKOV Solutions                         

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