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Isn't it High Time for perl-5.8.9?

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Shlomi Fish
March 11, 2007 15:26
Isn't it High Time for perl-5.8.9?
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Hi all!

I believe it's high time to release a new maintenance release of the 
perl-5.8.x branch. There are several bugs that I'm aware of in perl-5.8.x. 
The one that most bothers me is:

Which was introduced in perl-5.8.8 and did not exist in perl-5.8.7. It makes 
debugging many programs including most Test::More-based test scripts very 

Another bug that I'm aware of is:

It existed in the entire perl-5.8.x branch and may have some security 

However, I'm sure there are many other bugs that bother people. Last time I 
checked, many major CPAN modules were broken with bleadperl, so I think we 
should make another perl-5.8.x while people are waiting.

"Release early, release often." ;-)

Oh, and let me know if there's anything I could be of help in this regard.


	Shlomi Fish

Shlomi Fish

Chuck Norris wrote a complete Perl 6 implementation in a day but then
destroyed all evidence with his bare hands, so no one will know his secrets.

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