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Paul Johnson
August 7, 2009 18:12
Re: maint-5.10 snapshot (aka "RC0")
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On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 09:37:19AM +0200, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 11:18:49PM +0100, Tom Hukins wrote:
> > Devel::Cover has failed against maint-5.10 for a few months now.  I
> > got in touch with Paul, its author, to let him know about this.  The
> > module's tests fail due to something different that Perl does with its
> > code internally (sorry, I don't understand the details) but the module
> > itself works fine.
> Yes, a test is failing because the optree has changed somewhat and the
> Deparse code I nicked doesn't know about that.  I assume that Deparse
> itself has been updated so I just need to nick the updated code.
> (There's that word again - "just".)

The change to the optree was #33710 which was the elsif line number fix for
bug #37302 (

The Deparse fix about which I postulated above was change #33714 and I was
somewhat surprised to find that I myself was the author of that change.  It
turns out that the exact same change also fixes Devel::Cover.

Why I didn't patch Devel::Cover at the same time, or even remember that I
had fixed it in the core is ... er ... um, what was I saying?

Aren't airports wonderful places?  Airports and hills.  Devel::Cover was
mostly designed whilst I was cycling up hills.  Well, one specific hill, a
number of times.  And a large number of Devel::Cover's bugs have been fixed
in airports.  Though recently I haven't been flying as much.  Perhaps my
gain is Devel::Cover's loss.

>                                                                  I'm not
> sure whether I have time to fix up Devel::Cover properly before Dave
> gets 5.10.1 out of the door, but I'll make sure that there's a
> Devel::Cover available that doesn't fail its tests before that happens,
> one way or another.

A new version of Devel::Cover (0.65) is heading towards CPAN mirrors as I
write this.  It has been tested successfully against 5.10.1-RC1, but there
are still failures against blead.  More on that story later ...

Paul Johnson -

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