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

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James E Keenan via RT
January 31, 2013 00:43
[perl #116587] Dual-lifed version of Data::Dumper intermittently fails tests on 5.8.*
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On Tue Jan 29 22:35:55 2013, wrote:
> On 01/30/2013 05:47 AM, Peter Rabbitson (via RT) wrote:
> > The test block
> > fails randomly (both pp and xs part) on any 5.8 perl (regardelss of what
> > 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
> > randomly). If this is the case I propose skipping the tests on $] <
> > 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


Could you either post here or mail me whatever patch you think is
necessary?  I made very few changes to t/dumper.t, so whatever changes
you propose will probably not interfere with my work.  Either I can
incorporate it into what we're smoking or ... whatever.  We'll figure it

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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