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•Re: Contributing to CPAN!

by merlyn (Sage)
on Oct 22, 2004 at 16:59 UTC ( #401574=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Contributing to CPAN!

File names are immutable and irreplaceable, even when they are deleted from CPAN.
This is not true. Deleting them from the CPAN takes three days, but it does indeed work. They are only permanent on the BackPan.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^2: Contributing to CPAN!
by itub (Priest) on Oct 22, 2004 at 17:11 UTC
    But, at least according to the documentation (I haven't tried), you are not allowed to upload a new version with the same filename.

    My response to rje is not to worry too much. Even experienced authors sometimes make silly mistakes and upload files with something missing. Just delete the bad file and upload a new version.

Re^2: Contributing to CPAN!
by rje (Deacon) on Oct 22, 2004 at 17:19 UTC
    To paraphrase Johnny Hart: "I phrased that lousily". Mea culpa.

    Is now the right time for me to cover my tracks by babbling on about the semantic meanings of deleting files versus deleting file names?

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