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Nicholas Clark
July 31, 2010 12:05
Re: 5.12.2 - we're 2-3 weeks out and I need your help.
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On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 02:25:42PM -0400, David Golden wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Jesse Vincent <> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 09:03:38AM +0100, Tom Hukins wrote:
> >> I would like to see 68c5b4dbc1fa93e9864be9a9a2e76bf844b9b783 merged to
> >> maint-5.12.  It fixes a few bugs in Time::HiRes but contains no
> >> additional changes.
> >
> > Per perlpolicy.pod:
> >
> >       Updates to dual-life modules should consist of minimal
> >       patches to fix crashing or security issues (as above).
> >
> > How serious are the bugs being fixed?
> >From the Changes file, it's mostly "alarm and ularm return values are bogus".
> I'm not sure that makes the cut for maint.

It is a regression from previous versions shipped in stable perl releases
(from 5.10.0 IIRC) and it did cause much wailing and gnashing of teeth at work.

(ie me cursing and using strace and gdb a lot to work out what was actually
happening, which I suspect means it was the level of WTF that most people
can't solve it)

However *that* doesn't meet the description above, which is even tighter than
"pure regression fixes".

Nicholas Clark

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