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Re: Deprecation doesn't mean we have two release cycles beforethings break.

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From:
Darren Duncan
Date:
March 1, 2023 19:50
Subject:
Re: Deprecation doesn't mean we have two release cycles beforethings break.
Message ID:
05cb6e8a-ff47-307f-9c31-94e7348f2b6c@darrenduncan.net
On 2023-03-01 6:11 a.m., Dave Mitchell wrote:
> I'm particularly troubled that we have added two major deprecations
> very late in this release cycle:
> 
> 5.37.9:  deprecate Foo'Bar
> 5.37.10: (not even released yet): change 'experimental' to 'deprecated':
>              ~~, given, when, etc.
> 
> There seems to have been a lot of CPAN test suite breakage from these.
> Even if the fixes turn out to be trivial, and even if p5p volunteer to do
> all the fixing, it doesn't leave a lot of time to get new releases out and
> settled in.
> 
> So I think that
> a) such deprecations in future should only come early in the blead release
>     cycle;
> b) we should seriously consider backing out for now the two specific
>      Foo'Bar and ~~ deprecations and re-adding them for 5.38.1.

I will assume you meant to say 5.39.1 here.

-- Darren Duncan

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