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Sawyer X
May 19, 2020 15:45
Re: Perl moving above 5.x version numbers
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Apologies for the brevity.

On 5/19/20 7:54 AM, Darren Duncan wrote:
> Now that Raku has, or is in the process of, no longer using the Perl 
> version namespace, has there been any serious consideration by the 
> Perl 5 Porters to start exploiting version numbers above 5.x for major 
> releases?

This is an option.

> I propose, if possible, that the next major production version of Perl 
> after 5.32 be 34.0, and then continue on in that manner afterwards.

I'm with Dave on this. Let's not.

> As for dealing with distinguishing development versus production, the 
> smallest change would be just to take the current process and shift it 
> to the left, so eg 33.x is dev (or as a special case could be 5.33.x 
> as a transitional exception), 34.x is prod, 35.x is dev, and so on.
> Do we consider that Perl is free to independently make this move, or 
> does anyone feel that Raku still has to do more than they have done 
> first so that conflicts or incompatibilities can be prevented?

I think Raku have done enough to enable us to explore this.

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