Alternatives to version numbering
david at cantrell.org.uk
Fri Jan 4 00:26:32 GMT 2008
On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 10:54:13AM +1100, Toby Corkindale wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 04:54:51PM +0100, Abigail 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?
> I was just wondering about the case in the real world where we're seeing
> vendors provide all sorts of specific patches to things though..
The correct solution is to avoid vendor patches. Experience shows that
they are usually broken.
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