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Re: svn commit: r1125708 - /subversion/trunk/tools/dist/backport.pl

From: Hyrum K Wright <hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 10:10:02 -0700

On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 7:12 AM, <danielsh_at_apache.org> wrote:
> Author: danielsh
> Date: Sat May 21 14:12:27 2011
> New Revision: 1125708
> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1125708&view=rev
> Log:
> * tools/dist/backport.pl: New tool to automate merging STATUS entries.

I've not reviewed the script, nor do I have a comment on its purpose.
Rather, I'm interested in the language choice.

This is probably something of a bikeshed, but:

  $ find tools -name '*.py' | wc -l
  $ find tools -name '*.pl' | wc -l

Most of our build and tools infrastructure is written in Python, and
that seems to be the language more of our devs are familiar with.
While that doesn't mean we can't have Perl scripts, it just means that
the target user and maintainer audience is likely to be smaller than
if the tool were written in Python.

Just an observation, use it as you will.

Received on 2011-05-21 19:10:33 CEST

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