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Re: about volatile.d.o/n

On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 10:48:15PM +0100, paddy wrote:
> maybe there is a place for this, but my understanding is the evolution
> of data formats is coupled to changes in the scaning engine and backward
> compatibility is maintained upstream for as long as the upstream
> maintainers deem reasonable.  

It occurs to me that it may be possible to do some backporting of 
signatures (as distinct from a simple mechanical translation).
No doubt Thomas will provide encouragement, if you are inclined to 
undertake such a sisyphean task.  Peering into my crystal ball
I see a man with a soldering iron handing you a medal emblazoned
with the words 'Real Programmer'.


Perl 6 will give you the big knob. -- Larry Wall

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