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To: authors of tools consuming CPAN, re: skipping authors' /Perl6/* directories, on/after Sept 13th

by raiph (Deacon)
on Aug 30, 2016 at 21:22 UTC ( #1170833=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

From The PSIXDISTS experiment:

If you have tools consuming CPAN, you need to update them to understand that the /Perl6/ subdirectory of an author directory is perl6 code, not perl5, and to either skip those dists or handle them accordingly.

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Re: To: authors of tools consuming CPAN, re: skipping authors' /Perl6/* directories, on/after Sept 13th
by Jenda (Abbot) on Sep 01, 2016 at 09:23 UTC

    How much cleaner it would all be if instead of this nonsense, the-language-that-slightly-resembles-Perl-if-seen-from-very-far got its own CP6AN. Sharing the user database for the benefit of those twenty users of Perl6 with with separate directories and a separate server name.

    Jenda
    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

Re: To: authors of tools consuming CPAN, re: skipping authors' /Perl6/* directories, on/after Sept 13th (.pm6)
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 30, 2016 at 22:35 UTC

    Thats just stupid

    Other software doesn't have this problem, they don't reuse the same file extension for a radically different version of the software

      Real software doesn't use file extensions at all.

      ----
      I Go Back to Sleep, Now.

      OGB

        Real software doesn't use file extensions at all.

        Really?

        • So your editor that looks at the extension to determine what syntax profile to use isn't "Real software"?
        • Your C++ compiler that uses the file extension to determine whether to compile the file as C or C++ isn't "Real software"?
        • gunzip gunzip: _831513.exp: unknown suffix -- ignored isn't "Real software".
        • ...

        What a pointless, valueless, meaningless statement.


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