Alternatives to version numbering
abigail at abigail.be
Thu Jan 3 16:34:31 GMT 2008
On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 04:17:15PM +0000, paddy at panici.net wrote:
> 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?
> > No.
> > 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 ??
You mean "make test"?
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