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Re^2: On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"

by bunnyman (Hermit)
on May 16, 2006 at 22:12 UTC ( #549901=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"

How many other users are affected by your change? How many other programmers? Just you?

If there are other programmers affected, do you notify them in advance so they can be aware of possible issues? Can you be sure you won't cause problems for production services?

It sounds like your own installation is your own personal development playground. That is the correct place to make these types of changes. Production installations should be treated with care, and any changes should be well-tested and well-publicized.

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Re^3: On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"
by diotalevi (Canon) on May 16, 2006 at 22:42 UTC
    How many other users are affected by your change?

    Everyone that's going to use the next version of perl whether as a user, developer, or admin. Oh wait, you meant the change that's local that hasn't roundtripped through p5p? I haven't found reason to patch a core module on the production systems but it wouldn't be forbidden if there weren't some better alternative like a newer, fixed version. We're probably in agreement that it'd be really far down on the list of things to try when working around a problem.

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