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Re: namespace clash : how do I rename my module safely

by MidLifeXis (Monsignor)
on Jan 31, 2013 at 14:14 UTC ( #1016326=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to namespace clash : how do I rename my module safely

Is there any cleanup work that should be done on CPAN / PAUSE as well? Would a PAUSE 'Delete Files' be appropriate at this point? I don't know (why I am asking the question).


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by gideondsouza (Pilgrim) on Jan 31, 2013 at 16:17 UTC
    Yes :) I did know I have to delete bad versions and I deleted v0.01 of my Dancer plugin, but is it practise to only keep the latest version on CPAN? I will then delete all my old dists

      I don't know that deleting old versions is necessary, especially if a backward-breaking incompatibility has been added. :-)


      I read a note somewhere on PAUSE about how "CPAN is getting large, please delete old versions - they will be on backpan" ( Cant seem to find it anywhere now ).

      I have also noticed that Google sometimes shows the older module above the later version - so its possible that a visitor from Google ends up on an older version of the module.

      I generally remove all old modules ( other than the previous one ) - The exception of course is when I stop providing backward compatibility.

      There seem to be other reasons for removing older versions which I don't really subscribe to.

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