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Paul LeoNerd Evans
July 10, 2012 05:12
Re: IO::Socket::IP in core?
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On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 01:05:06PM -0400, David Golden wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Ricardo Signes
> <> wrote:
> > IO::Socket::IP is floating around the edges of the core distribution, poking
> > at the cell membrane and looking for a way in.  Let's talk about it.

I'm surprised (and a little upset) nobody CC'ed me in on this chat.

> CPAN Testers show that recent release have issues on some platforms.
> The latest release seems better, but I don't think it's ready for
> prime time, yet, until the smokes are green over a longer sample of
> tests on a wider variety of platforms.
> (go back through older releases to see what I'm talking about)

Yup. A lot of the latest releases have been me "blind" fixing things for
MSWin32, because occasionally someone actually submits a smoke-test
result from Windows. It's hard to actually have any confidence with my
code on Windows when I don't have a Windows box, nor do I get very many
smoke-test reports on CPAN testers from it.

That said I believe the current code is all correct and working nicely
on Windows now.

There's also somewhat of chicken/egg here. I would -love- to hear from
people actually using it in more places - maybe more of the core modules
currently using ::INET could be swapped to using ::IP instead, and
people try them out and see how they work..? But is that going to happen
while it is "just a CPAN module", and not in core?

Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
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