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Re: CVS and Perl

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: CVS and Perl
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:00:07 GMT
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"Matthew Persico" <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, we should all be using tags. However, it is much safer to do
> ($VERSION) = '$Revision$ =~ s/\$Revision: (.*)\$/$1/;
> or something like that than remember to update the number each time you
> release a Perl module since $VERSION is a critical part of 'make dist'. And
> is a bad number for Perl versions. It's not a showstopper, it is
> just annoying.

I don't think this is "safer", I think it is "simpler". However,
things should be a simple as possible, but no simpler!

I keep a text file called "release_process.text", that lists all the
things to do when I do a release. Think of it as a shell script run by
the "Matthew" processor :). It has a lot more in it than "bump version

-- Stephe

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