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From:
Alexander Hartmaier
Date:
March 2, 2021 09:15
Subject:
Re: Perldelta entries for 5.33.7
Message ID:
CAB49QrYqn_OibzgBRi1c8bOL2Gk3kzW7yvS_-3tfc1vLQeBiEw@mail.gmail.com
On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 11:23 PM James E Keenan <jkeenan@pobox.com> wrote:

> On 2/26/21 4:45 PM, Alexander Hartmaier wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 1:39 PM Renée Bäcker <p5p.list@perl-services.de
> > <mailto:p5p.list@perl-services.de>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hi p5p,
> >
> >     tomorrow I will release Perl 5.33.7, so please add the relevant
> entries
> >     to perldelta.
> >
> >     Cheers
> >     Renée
> >
> > I  wonder why merge requests without docs are accepted?
> > Perldelta are the release notes and very important to decide whether to
> > upgrade or not.
>
> We want to encourage a large number of people to contribute to the Perl
> 5 core distribution.  At the same time, there are many nuts-and-bolts
> details which go into a monthly development release -- much less an
> annual production release or a maintenance release.  It's not reasonable
> to expect all of those contributors to know all of those details.
> Hence, certain tasks fall to committers and release managers, including
> reviewing perldeltas.
>
> In addition, many (perhaps most) merge requests are small internal
> improvements or additions to the test suite.  These don't change the
> functionality of the perl executable, so the existing outward-facing
> documentation does not have to change.
>
> Thank you very much.
> Jim Keenan
>

Sure, but those larger changes that are user visible should include
documentation updates right away.

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