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TONYC TPF grant report #7

From:
Tony Cook
Date:
August 28, 2013 09:07
Subject:
TONYC TPF grant report #7
Message ID:
20130828090710.GA23750@mars.tony.develop-help.com
[Hours]         [Activity]
2013/08/05      Monday
 1.18           #117087 - review, test and comment
 2.75           #3330 - produce an alternate patch
=====
 3.93

2013/08/06      Tuesday
 0.22           #117087, #3330 - follow-up
 1.05           scan for new and old tickets with patches to 107962
 0.50           #114972 - check related tickets
 0.28           #119151 - comment
 0.23           #116911 - comment on closing in a few days
 0.10           #113088 - reject with comment
 0.68           #118139 - storable unused variables - comment
 0.83           #115928 - start alternate implementation
=====
 3.89

2013/08/07      Wednesday
 2.97           #115928 - finish base implementation
=====
 2.97

2013/08/08      Thursday
 0.77           #115928 - public implementation
 2.52           #115928 - testing, fixes, comment with patches
=====
 3.29

2013/08/09      Friday
 1.77           #115928 - follow-up, test on Win32
 0.97           #117793 - retest, apply, close ticket
 0.13           #118933 - resolve
 1.18           #92446 - apply with fixes
 0.05           #116911 - close
 0.12           #112350 - close
 0.67           look for tickets to work on, comment on #2968
=====
 4.89

2013/08/10      Saturday
 1.07           look for old tickets with patches (and no patches) to
                78066
=====
 1.07

Which I calculate is 20.04 hours

Approximately 13 tickets were reviewed or otherwise worked on, and 2
patches were applied

This week I prepare alternate patches for two tickets, #3330 and
#115928.

[perl #3330] This adds a warning when the user attempts to use perl's
increment operator on a string that isn't a number and doesn't match
/^[A-Za-z]+[0-9]+/.

[perl #115928] The original issue is that rand() on Win32 only has a
15-bit result, the minimum expected by C89.

This ticket produced various wild ideas (from a "let's make random
numbers" standpoint.)

I wrote a patch to take Yves's copy of the freebsd implementation and
use that as perl's random number generator.



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