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

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From:
Steffen Mueller
Date:
January 30, 2013 06:35
Subject:
Re: [perl #116587] Dual-lifed version of Data::Dumper intermittentlyfails tests on 5.8.*
Message ID:
5108BF2A.1040907@cpan.org
On 01/30/2013 05:47 AM, Peter Rabbitson (via RT) wrote:
> 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.

I'm on board with this. Any objections?

Jim, what's the status of your patches? I would hate to do this change 
just to cause a conflict for you!

--Steffen

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