Alternatives to version numbering
paddy at panici.net
Thu Jan 3 16:17:15 GMT 2008
On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 04:54:51PM +0100, Abigail wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 02:22:25PM +1100, Toby Corkindale wrote:
> > What if you have a module that you want to use, and it says it requires Perl
> > 5.8.8 - but you have Perl 5.8.1 with vendor patches on your system - maybe it
> > includes the fixes or functionality the module author wants?
> > Wouldn't it be nice if their requirements had been expressed in a way that
> > dealt with that?
> If I get a module from CPAN, and it says it needs 5.8.8, and I have 5.8.1,
> I'm pretty certain it ain't going to work. Doesn't take much effort,
> easy to check. OTOH, the module may list its 1320 pieces of Perl it
> uses. Do you really think I would bother checking each and every piece
> of functionality?
with a program, maybe ??
> Of course, the module author could say "5.8.2 and this
> dozen pieces of functionality", but that's just the worst of both worlds.
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