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Ken Williams writes:

I don't really get that - what does "reference implementation" give
us? Does it just mean that if there's a bug in it, we can't fix it?
No, it means that this bug has to be implemented in all conformant
implementations as well.
Or that there's not a complete set of documentation describing its
behavior?
If there is, I haven't been able to locate it. It would really be
helpful if there was a concise but complete document describing the
intended behaviour of version objects -- in perl 5.10 as well as in
compatibility mode.

The reference implementation is supposed to implement these
specifications, and prove that they are feasible. Unfortunately, in
many cases, "reference implementation" is just another word for
"standard by proof-of-concept".

-- Johan

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