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Re: Bug#530615: ITP: libfile-temp-perl -- return name and handle of a temporary file safely

I've trimmed the CC list but preserved the subject ...

On Tue, 2009-26-05 at 11:18 -0400, Jonathan Yu wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Guy Hulbert <gwhulbert@eol.ca> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-26-05 at 11:05 -0400, Jonathan Yu wrote:
> >> However, I think within the Perl community, this is something that is
> >> already widely understood -- that is, dual-lived modules.
> >
> > This is a 'debian' list ...
> This is a debian-perl list. :-) The entirety of the list name is important.

Your paragraph above omits 'debian'.

> It is my hope that any people packaging Perl modules for Debian are
> also a part of the Perl community, as well as the Debian community.

Neither of these communities is a subset of the other no matter what you
hope.  There are perl programmers who will not touch Debian with a 10
foot pole (their loss, imo) and there are Debian users who don't know or
care what a 'perl' is (including Ubuntu users in this group).  I am sure
that the latter group is much larger and size of the user-base is

I think that the idea of getting all of CPAN into debian is an
appropriate project for this list but the impact on Debian (and CPAN)
should be considered.  The sheer number of packages in Debian has both
costs and benefits.

For example*, I think it's a real shame that Ubuntu chose 'unstable'
rather than 'testing' as their upstream.  Using 'testing' would have
been a much better choice for both Debian and Ubuntu and the decision
has had (small) negative consequences to both sides.

[*] This would take an essay to explain in detail so I won't bother as
it's mostly off-topic.


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