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Re-dropping PAUSE indexing permissions on VMS::stdio

From:
Neil Bowers
Date:
April 27, 2019 15:45
Subject:
Re-dropping PAUSE indexing permissions on VMS::stdio
Message ID:
03F9A7E2-B705-4A95-B4AE-B29931E7E479@cogendo.com
Hi Steve,

Back in February 2017 I emailed P5P about dropping the VMS::stdio shim (leaving VMS::Stdio in place) and dropping the PAUSE indexing permissions on VMS::stdio, leaving the permissions on VMS::Stdio in place:
    https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/02/msg242988.html

I submitted a patch for the change in July or August that year, and the first stable release without VMS::stdio was 5.28. I then dropped the indexing permissions on VMS::stdio.

PAUSE currently has a “feature” where if you release Foobar and later you release foobar, you’ll end up with first-come permissions on both of them. This meant that the permissions on VMS::stdio reappeared (see https://github.com/andk/pause/issues/265) when a subsequent release of 5.26 (which still includes VMS::stdio) was made.

Andreas and Rik will shortly be releasing a change in PAUSE behaviour: if you have first-come on foobar and then release Foobar, all permissions on foobar (not just yours) will be changed to equivalent permissions on Foobar.

Ahead of that I’ve dropped all permissions on VMS::stdio again.

Ilmari said that there’s a chance there might be another 5.26.x release, and if there were it would be done by you. Such a release would mean that the VMS::Stdio permissions would get switched to being VMS::stdio until the next 5.28 release.

This probably won’t cause any problems anywhere in the toolchain, but if there is (going to be) another 5.26 release, could you let me know please? :-)

Thanks,
Neil



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