Rakudo build broken as of parrot RELEASE_2_10_1-633-ga3ca6c8

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 00:45:55 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:37 PM, Andy Dougherty <doughera at lafayette.edu> wrote:
> No, not forever.
> My complaint here is that there was no "transition" at all. The new
> function was not available to use before the old one was ripped out. If
> there had been a transition time when both were available, an HLL could
> start using the new function as soon as is convenient, and everything
> would just work.  Your question is asking how long that transition time
> should be.  I am merely saying it should definitely be longer than 0.

Okay, that makes good sense. If we put in the function names that
Rakudo needs to keep building now, how long do we wait until we take
them back out? After 2.11? After 3.0? Later?

I only ask because we already have a problem where we are
exporting--and supporting--far too many public symbols in libparrot,
and adding in a bunch of transitional duplicates should be a temporary
measure and not add to our long-term bloat.

Thanks Andy,

--Andrew Whitworth

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