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Craig A. Berry
February 20, 2014 23:29
Re: EBCDIC support is on the chopping block
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On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Ricardo Signes
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> As was brought up about 18 months ago...
> for z/OS, specifically EBCDIC support, is on the chopping block.  So
> far, no dedicated resources, human or otherwise, have been provided.

There aren't dedicated resources for any other platform as far as I
can tell, so that's a bit of a double standard.  "Consistently
available" might be a bit more reasonable.

> This means that nobody knows exactly whether current perl source compiles and
> works on z/OS.  Basically, we all know it doesn't, but don't have much proof.
> We also pretty much know that it isn't going to get fixed, because nobody has
> stepped up to be its champion.

What we actually know is that there is at least one successful port of
a recent Perl to z/OS by someone willing share but who got bogged down
in figuring out how to submit patches:


That may not amount to someone being a champion, but it's a bit
different from "nobody knows."

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