Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Fri Jul 18 15:47:40 PDT 2014

On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM, David Evans wrote:
> I suggest you put it back the way it was for now so that all the perl
> versions work
> the same.  I think that's what the port group is expecting.

My idea was to test whether we could make it work this way with
perl5.20 *before* we add thousand new sub-ports. If there would be no
problems, I would prefer to make the same change on all other perl
versions later (unless someone comes with a complete new scheme before

Such kind of experiments are basically impossible to do on 5.16 where
most users depend on those ports. And one would need to revbump more
than 1000 ports for every failed experiment.

I see 5.20 as an excellent opportunity to test these kind of things.
Unless someone really urgently needs prel5.20 modules, let's give it
at least a tiny bit more time to try to figure it out. (I will
probably be offline until Monday though.) Nobody raised a complaint
for a month, so it can probably wait a few more days.


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