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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The regressions in Linux kernel upgrades are often a nightmare. Like the recent ACPI regressions in the current kernel. What a mess.

    • That wasn't a regression. It was a documented deprecation that happened as documented. The fact that nothing in userspace updated for it was annoying, though, I'll agree.

      Fortunately, perl won't have that problem since it has a policy of not breaking old code, and people regularly test blead against the entire CPAN.

      • All I know is that the latest linux kernel broke sleep/restore for a LOT of hardware.

      • > Fortunately, perl won't have that problem

        The desire not to break things slows down the release cycle.

        The desire not to break things for other people is a good idea. The slowing down of the release cycle is not such a good idea.

        If the porters change their mind about that, what would happen? Would smoking contain the chaos?

        Pursuing the linux analogy, what corresponds with the testing distributions like Fedora and debian testing in the perl context?