Subject: Re: And speaking of PKGREVISION: Perl version bumping
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 01/10/2005 20:07:52
[ On Monday, January 10, 2005 at 17:17:15 (-0500), Todd Vierling wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: And speaking of PKGREVISION: Perl version bumping
> Now, Perl 6 is such a major change that it will require the type of
> separation you suggest -- but likely not in the way you are currently
> envisioning, as it is itself radically different from Perl 5. So doing the
> work right now for zero present gain may actually be a gross waste of time.
OK, well I can certainly agree with that.
I sure don't envy the maintainers of popular language interpreters! :-)
I'm not much of a perl fanatic and I really would be just as happy to
only have one installed at a time, so long as it "Just Works(tm)".
But I do like having multiple versions of some other "moving target"
interpreters installed simulataneously! :-)
> If there's only one version of perl in pkgsrc, what's the difference?
Well as long as the perl guys really do maintain language API and
loadable module ABI compatability, none. :-)
Greg A. Woods
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