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Dag Wieers

dag at centos.org
Wed Aug 6 00:47:16 UTC 2008

On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Jeff Johnson wrote:

> On Aug 5, 2008, at 6:06 PM, Dag Wieers wrote:
>> On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>> > Les Mikesell wrote:
>> > > It doesn't matter who does it or where - making something that is not
>> > > inherently backwards compatible is bound to cause pain.
>> > 
>> > As does making something which has to be backwards compatible all the
>> > time.
>> Exactly, both comments conjured a smile on my face :)
> While I'm happy to see a smile on yer face, and backward compatibility
> is incredibly important (you are one of the few who understands that 
> importance),
>   *BUT*
> I'm forced to point out that the engineering changes that led to the creation 
> of perl-devel
> packaging are quite sound. The perl package always was a messy mixture of 
> modules
> and other "stuff", pretending otherwise is foolish.
> One needs to balance fixes against compatibility on a case by case
> basis. No one rule, or one policy, can be generally applied.

You are misreading the smile !

But I feel no urge to explain, maybe it will come up next year in a pub in Brussels ;-)

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