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Re^8: Shouldn't JSON be faster?

by Tux (Monsignor)
on May 31, 2010 at 12:52 UTC ( #842407=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^7: Shouldn't JSON be faster?
in thread Shouldn't JSON be faster?

HP probably had good reason. My guess is not that the OS sucks, but a shortage of resources. Besides: they are commercial, we are volunteers.

Essentially it is the same problem with any software. We still get bug reports for perl-5.6. We then tell those users to upgrade to a more recent version of perl, but sometimes users can't or are not allowed. Why they can't or why they are not allowed is way beyond our control.

IMHO the perl community has alwys tried to still answer those questions, in my experience in a very polity way.

Sometimes the people that help (and I consider you one of those) even propose patches that will never be applied to recent code, but only fix old problems. Those patches might be just references to (git) commits with comments like "This has already be fixed for more recent versions of perl/this module in a patch that you can fine here".

So, I don't consider me a source of a problem, but a small resource to help those in need. I cannot force them to upgrade hardware or OS, but I can encourage them to use more recent versions of my/our favorite language: perl.

OT: we're not discussing my personal preferences here. That could warrant a new thread indeed :) and I can assure you we won't agree on a lot of things!


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn


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Re^9: Shouldn't JSON be faster?
by jettero (Monsignor) on May 31, 2010 at 21:53 UTC
    This is why he deleted your bug report rather than rejecting it by the way. You've effectively hijacked this thread, you refuse to understand that some people want to use modern language features (which is a-ok and totally allowed) and you just refuse to give up or create a fork. Personally, I figure I might end up deleting your bug report too. It might take me longer to get to that point, but I at least understand now why Marc just deleted it and promised to repeat. Cheers to you for effectively proving his point.

    -Paul

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