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Blead-perl breaks DBI and DBDs (Was: [perl.git] branch blead, updated. v5.13.3-20-gcfef31b)

Tim Bunce
July 30, 2010 07:18
Blead-perl breaks DBI and DBDs (Was: [perl.git] branch blead, updated. v5.13.3-20-gcfef31b)
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I missed this thread, so I'm sorry for my late reply.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 8:28 PM, Jan Dubois <> wrote:

> I think the "correct" way would be to update the sources to use the "new"
> names and not add defines for the old ones.  It is really up to the
> maintainers of DBI to decide what to do, but given that DBIXS.h is in
> turn included during compilation of other DBD::* modules I would prefer
> that DBIXS.h doesn't pollute the namespace of those DBD::* drivers with
> the old names in perpetuity.

I agree entirely.

> It would be good to have a DBI release in the near future that keeps the
> PERL_POLLUTE definition for backwards compatibility (so current DBD::*
> modules won't break under 5.8 .. 5.12), but doesn't use the old names in
> its own code anymore. That way 5.13 smoke testing can find out if any of
> the DBD::* modules on CPAN rely on old symbols too, and they in turn could
> be updated before 5.14 gets released.

I've uploaded DBI-1.613_70 to CPAN for driver authors to test against.

To make that testing more effective I've *temporarily* undef'd PERL_POLLUTE
to emulate blead-perl behavior. That'll save them having to build blead-perl
just for this work.

*Many* thanks to Andreas Koenig for the variable renaming patch!

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