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Re: [perl #116433] Get IO::Socket::IP into core for seemless v4/v6 support

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David Golden
January 8, 2014 18:05
Re: [perl #116433] Get IO::Socket::IP into core for seemless v4/v6 support
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After some discussion on IRC today about the current state of affairs,
there was agreement on a plan for moving forward with IO::Socket::IP:

* The "drop in replacement for IO::Socket::INET" language in the docs
will be softened, as that assertion is not sufficiently tested and is
a "nice to have" rather than a "must have" feature

* IO::Socket::IP (with revised language) will be added to blead ASAP
(after PAUSE is back up for a release) so that it can start getting
tested as part of the normal blead release cycle

* Separately, tests of the "drop in" assertion will continue outside
blead, with volunteers testing a monkey-patched IO::Socket::NET that
effectively just subclasses IO::Socket::IP

This ensures that v5.20.0 will finally have full in-core support for IPv6.

If the drop-in testing goes well enough, the "drop in" language in the
docs may be restored at some future point, but it will not be a
blocking issue for v5.20.

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