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Steffen Mueller
February 28, 2013 17:19
Re: File::Spec in XS
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Hi Zefram,

On 02/28/2013 05:48 PM, Zefram wrote:
> For work purposes, last year I reimplemented parts of File::Spec in XS.
> It wasn't in a CPANable form initially, and File::Spec had core/CPAN
> version skew issues, so I didn't initially publish my work.  I've now
> cleaned it up and rebased it on PathTools-3.40, and the patch is attached.
> This is for review, and for whoever is currently maintaining File::Spec
> to merge it into blead at an appropriate juncture.  (I fear it's a bit
> too late to get into 5.18.)

that's a big patch!

File::Spec/PathTools/Cwd are maintained as part of the perl core, so as 
much by me or you as by anybody else. In practice, I guess I'm sort of 
the closest to a maintainer that File::Spec has, but I'm not doing a 
great job at it. Without reviewing the actual patch (arg, lots of work), 
I wonder whether it has any impact on portability?

Are we sure that this can't go in before 5.18? If not, then NOW is the time.

Would you be willing to do the work involved? You have commit access, right?

Best regards,

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