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August 30, 2011 13:20
Re: The future of POSIX in core
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Mark Overmeer wrote:
>Complete silence for three months followed.

Yeah, sorry, we do that a lot.

> is a troublesome module. Aside from the manual page being
>mistaken in countless places and the 150 separate single line autoloading
>modules (which usually simply produce a "croak not implemented"), it is
>on a stand-still for ages.

Yes.  It needs a maintainer who will put in the time to update it.

>I see the module move in either of these two directions:
>  1) clean-up the module as part of perl-core.
>  2) give POSIX a dual-life (Zelfram's request to dual-life Carp just
>     comes in when I write this) and let it grow.

Dual-lifing seems a natural direction to go if it's acquiring a
maintainer.  There's also a bit of the same feature issue that Carp has,
but not as much as Carp because POSIX has been so static.

Whether dual-lifing or not, now is a great time to submit patches to
improve POSIX in core.


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