Perl | Frequent update

Jamie Paul Griffin griffin at
Sun May 22 21:43:18 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 10:57:56AM +0100, Chris Rees wrote:
> What's the point?
> Even minor versions of perl are stable, and odd numbers are the
> development branches -- rather like the kernel of That Other Less-Free
> OS.
> It's updated frequently because it's being worked upon by such a large
> development team now -- it's progress!
> Chris

I think he's getting at the fact it's a PITA to rebuild everything so often, especially when some of the large ports take so long to compile.

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