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Konovalov, Vadim
February 19, 2014 09:42
RE: EBCDIC support is on the chopping block
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> From: Ricardo Signes []
> * Ricardo Signes <> [2013-02-06T18:31:17]
> > [ This message was also sent to perl-mvs ]
> >
> > As was brought up about 18 months ago...
> >
> >
> >
> Now it's been another twelve months.
> > for z/OS, specifically EBCDIC support, is on the chopping block.
> > So far, no dedicated resources, human or otherwise, have been provided.
> We've been talking about dropping EBCDIC unless we get a dedicated
> resource for smoking perl for two and a half years, initially saying that we
> were going to drop it after 5.18.0.  Despite the great efforts by Karl to make
> the core tests pass, we seem to have no dedicated EBCDIC testing, nor any
> prospect of having it.

I am against dropping great efforts that are already here, due to respect to Karl,
but also there was someone speaking here on p5p that he could share 

Although the person haven't shared  files yet, I would ask for the EBCDIC 
basement to be there for another year or a half+, 

I will put my own efforts there too - I have 2 spare weeks on March, so I will 
look closer into z/OS problem at all.

> I think this has been long enough.  We've gone past my threatened dates a
> number of times.  Unless I've missed some existing promise of testing that
> simply hasn't been turned on, but is ready to run on a regular schedule with
> a machine that won't go away without warning, I think it's time to consider
> the plug pullable in 5.21.early.

Please please please not right now yet,


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