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Nick Ing-Simmons
April 1, 2000 03:32
RE: 5.6.0 ready for prime-time?
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David Grove <> writes:
>> Okay - you mentioned Tk twice now.
>> What exactly is your gripe about Tk and perl5.6.0 ?
>No gripes, Nick. Your work is excellent and I applaud you, period. You're
>one of the most active and effective members in this forum and have done
>tremendous work for the _entire_ perl community, Win32 included.


>(Side note, you said a while back that you were thinking of making a
>MinGWin32 (GCC-Win) makefile for perl. Did that come about? If not I'll grab
>that task if you're willing to give it - I'd prefer that CM for one make its
>own Perl and not depend on a $1500 compiler, and that people, given a short
>tutorial, not have to depend on AS's handouts.)

Mingw32 has been supported since 5.005 - though I am planning to take
another look with latest Mingw32 (gcc-2.95.2).

>Actually what I personally am talking about is the nv vs PL_nv set of bugs.

Tk has supposed to have been immune to those for a while.
If you have a build which shows them I am interested in fixing them.

>I'm afraid I don't know enough of perlguts to know what's going on there. It
>seems to be the same problem present in the other modules that failed on me.
>Frankly, I'm not aware of any other bugs in Tk->5.6.

 No rug was pulled from Tk - Tk is excessively familiar with perl's guts
>> and despite that extemely minimal changes were required.
>Given an adequate beta period, would these changes/fixes have been made
>before 5.6's release?

With the exception of the ->isa bug they were made before 5.6's release.
The ->isa bug fix was made before 5.6.0 was announced but after 
it reached CPAN.

Nick Ing-Simmons

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