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Re: removing useless dependencies
On Mon, Jul 06, 2015 at 09:38:55PM +1200, David Sainty wrote:
> On 6 July 2015 at 07:52, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 05, 2015 at 08:28:42PM +0200, Edgar Fuß wrote:
> > > What if Perl 5.42 removes Test::Simple from Core?
> > > If you retain that "useless" dependency line, you have a documentation
> > > on which modules need Test::Simple
> > Sure, so comment them out. I'd really like to move away from the Perl
> > alternatives here, they had been occassionally broken as well, when
> > the package had a higher version than Perl...
> I'm not really sure what the advantage of removing them wholesale on
> principle is though. "Occasionally broken" doesn't feel like a strong
> argument - lots of things are occasionally broken, and then they are fixed.
They create a lot of noise that hides real issues for the question of
pkgdir not matching best match. As such, they are harmful.
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