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Re: 5.8.9 RC1
From: Nicholas Clark
November 11, 2008 05:51
Re: 5.8.9 RC1
Message ID: 20081111132503.GP49335@plum.flirble.org
On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:15:52PM -0600, Dave Rolsky wrote:
> >Currently it's at
> > http://www.ccl4.org/~nick/P/perl-5.8.9-RC1.tar.bz2
> >Please don't publicise that URL outside p5p - instead
> > ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/authors/id/N/NW/NWCLARK/perl-5.8.9-RC1.tar.bz2
> >once it's had time to propagate to CPAN's mirrors.
> I found a small typo in perl589delta:
> A new entry has been added to the MAGIC vtable - svt_local. This is used
> when copying magic to the new value during local. This allows problems
> with localising shared variables.
> I'm not sure what that last sentence should be, but I'm pretty sure it's
> wrong ;)
Yes, I'd agree that it's wrong. :-)
I suspect needs "to be fixed" added.
> Also, I think the paragraph about this being the last 5.8.x release should
> be _way_ higher up in the document. I'd say stick it right under
> DESCRIPTION. Right now it's buried under Known Bugs where a lot of folks
> might miss it.
Yes, it probably should be somewhere nearer the top, possibly in a =head1
all of its own. It's just that it got written as a side effect of reading
the paragraph above, and it seemed to flow nicely from it. Also, I wasn't
in a position (then) to mention anything about:
and didn't know for sure when it would be announced.