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[perl #116587] Dual-lifed version of Data::Dumper intermittently fails tests on 5.8.*

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From:
Peter Rabbitson
Date:
January 30, 2013 06:24
Subject:
[perl #116587] Dual-lifed version of Data::Dumper intermittently fails tests on 5.8.*
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This is a bug report for perl from ribasushi@cpan.org,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.10.1.


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[Please describe your issue here]

The test block https://github.com/tsee/Data-Dumper/commit/db957a7e#L4R1476
fails randomly (both pp and xs part) on any 5.8 perl (regardelss of what
version.pm is installed if any). While fixing this would be nice, it is
likely a bug in perl itself (otherwise the pp version would not be failing
randomly). If this is the case I propose skipping the tests on $] < 5.009,
as v-string support was not available on D::Ds that shipped with 5.8, and
hence things like CPAN are unlikely to rely on it.

Cheers

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