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Father Chrysostomos
September 4, 2011 22:30
Re: The future of POSIX in core
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David Golden wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM, Mark Overmeer <> wrote:
> > Counting back from Feb/2012 there must be a moment not too far away
> > when the user-visible changes get frozen. So, about when?
> >
> > The whole purpose of this thread was to check with "Core" what would
> > be the best way to get the changes into 5.16. Where goes what. Still
> > not completely sure where the consensus will get us.
> I haven't seen anybody object to a documentation patch for
> I would suggest submitting that as a distinct patch.  I will commit to
> personally reviewing it and providing feedback (or else I will just
> commit it if I think it's close enough).

I don’t know where to find it now, but I seem to remember reading the proposed doc patch and noticing two things:

1) If it’s aimed solely at C programmers looking for Perl ways to do things, it might be offputting for Perl programmers who might, as a result, not learn about certain useful functions, such as floor, ceil and fmod, which I use *all the time*.
2) The description for strtod discouraged its use, even though it’s sometimes indispensable.  If we are to discourage it, we should fix Perl’s number-parsing first.

It’s been a while, though, and these observations may not be relevant.

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