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Re: Perl 5.20.0 Blockers, 2014-03-24

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March 24, 2014 15:35
Re: Perl 5.20.0 Blockers, 2014-03-24
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Ricardo Signes wrote:
>6.  Gconvert() obeys LC_NUMERIC without "use locale"

Gconvert() should return to its former visible behaviour, and it should
be deprecated.  There should be *two* new macros to replace it, one of
each behaviour, and they should be properly documented in perlapi(1).
ppport.h can make the new macros available on older perls.

>10. speed up miniperl @INC, buildsitecustomize

I'd be happier about it if we actually resolved the commented reason for
lib being last.  It shouldn't be hard to arrange for new files in lib
to be created under temporary names and atomically renamed into place.
This may be a bit much to do for 5.20, though, especially with it having
not been implemented yet.  I'd lean towards punting to 5.21.

>11. core tests fail when built on FAT drive with Win32 OS on NTFS

As it doesn't fully fix, there's no benefit in getting it into 5.20.
Document as a known problem, and work more on it in 5.21.  It could be
a 5.22 blocker.

>13. document/publicize THINKFIRST

5.20 should include as much of the new documentation as gets done in time.
This shouldn't block 5.20.


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