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

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on May 17, 2006 at 09:03 UTC ( #549969=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On "fixing" Perl core modules "in place"

Any persuasive talking points and any other words of wisdom on the subject would be much appreciated.

The sort of questions I would ask would be:

  • What happens when we install a new version of Perl?
  • What about code that relies on the existing behaviour - you did check that didn't you?
  • How do we track that change when we install our software on another machine - you did check it into source control didn't you?
  • Can you show me the automated test that highlights the bug in the module (fails with the system module, passes with your fix)?
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