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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).

--MidLifeXis

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Re^2: namespace clash : how do I rename my module safely
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. :-)

      --MidLifeXis

      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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[marioroy]: ... including MCE 1.830. Finally, reached the finish line. All is well.
[marioroy]: The issue on the Windows platform is many workers loading "required" modules simultaneously, more so with XS modules.
[marioroy]: ... at runtime.
[marioroy]: The other problem is if a module isn't thread or multi-process safe, there's no posix_exit equivalent on the Windows platform without exiting the entire script.
[Discipulus]: and the workaround you proposed works better? ie load them once and then copy them for threads?
[Discipulus]: ah this is another interesting point: how to know if a module is or is not thread safe?
[Discipulus]: .. sorry mario if i'm bothering you at 5:46

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