Re: Document how to set up TAP tests for Perl 5.8.8

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Kyotaro HORIGUCHI <horiguchi(dot)kyotaro(at)lab(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>, Michael Paquier <michael(dot)paquier(at)gmail(dot)com>, Noah Misch <noah(at)leadboat(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Document how to set up TAP tests for Perl 5.8.8
Date: 2016-11-17 21:41:42
Message-ID: CA+Tgmob28J-EGM2GpSCT14cGyOP5a2XUBR4LjsAMgQtJVdNdNQ@mail.gmail.com
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On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 9:54 PM, Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> On 17 November 2016 at 10:42, Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
>> But sure, if it's easier, we can have 5.8.0 in the README. What's five
>> extra years matter anyway? Hey, while we're at it, lets change Pg to
>> build on Borland C and require K&R style!
>
> Sorry. That was unnecessary. I should've had the sense to save that as
> a draft and come back later.

Well, *I* thought it was pretty funny...

I remember K&R style rather fondly. Of course it was inferior
technically, but if you could get things to compile that way you could
feel like a wizard for being able to make the old compiler work.

--
Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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