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Re: [perl #50608] Storable does not store REGEXP items

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Nicholas Clark
December 1, 2011 03:50
Re: [perl #50608] Storable does not store REGEXP items
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[aside - thanks for your ongoing work in cleaning out the RT queue]

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 07:46:12PM -0800, James E Keenan via RT wrote:

> This is acknowledged in the documentation for Storable (Perl 5.14.2):
> ###
>   You can't store GLOB, FORMLINE, REGEXP, etc.... If you can define
> semantics for those operations, feel free to enhance Storable so that 
> it can deal with them.
> ###
> Personally, I don't think an acknowledged limitation of a library
> qualifies as a bug -- the POD notwithstanding.

Personally, I do.

It's marked as a limitation that is not desired, and should be eliminated.
That's not the same as a limitation that's going to stay.

> And if it's not a bug, then we should not keep an RT ticket open for
> this.  Absent a patch or some complaint, I will close this ticket in 7
> days time.

It's an unresolved bug that Storable can't store regular expressions.
We track open bugs in RT.

By that measure the ticket *should* remain open, even if there has been
no progress on fixing it for some years. To close it would be lying to
ourselves. The goal isn't minimise open RT tickets, it's minimise bugs.

Nicholas Clark

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