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From:
Michael G Schwern
Date:
March 28, 2011 19:27
Subject:
Re: MakeMaker 6.57_08 (RC1)
Message ID:
4D914398.6020403@pobox.com
On 2011.3.29 5:55 AM, Steffen Mueller wrote:
> On 03/28/2011 01:38 AM, Michael G Schwern wrote:
>>>> This release fixes an issue where MakeMaker would overwrite an installed XS
>>>> version of Scalar::Util with a reduced functionality pure Perl version.  It
>>>> will now only install Scalar::Util if it is missing entirely.  This fixes
>>>> issues with Compress::Zlib and breaking smokers.
>>>
>>> That only happens on install of MM, right, so it wouldn't be an issue
>>> for the core.
>>
>> Yes.  And the core will have a newer version of Scalar::Util so it wouldn't
>> trigger it anyway.
> 
> For the record, the most current Scalar::Util releases do not ship the PP
> fallback any longer. It simply wasn't worth the hassle considering problems
> such as this.

After 6.58 MakeMaker will seriously consider shooting 5.6 in the head... I
mean ending long term support.  That will make shipping Scalar::Util unnecessary.


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