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From:
James E Keenan via RT
Date:
January 30, 2013 13:04
Subject:
[perl #116587] Dual-lifed version of Data::Dumper intermittently fails tests on 5.8.*
Message ID:
rt-3.6.HEAD-27190-1359551076-208.116587-15-0@perl.org
On Tue Jan 29 22:35:55 2013, smueller@cpan.org wrote:
> 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
> 


My first reaction would be to request output from the (admittedly
random) test failures so that we can directly evaluate them.  If it
appeared that we would be better off not testing certain code blocks on
older Perls, then we can quickly accommodate that both in the CPAN
version and in my proposed revisions.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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