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Re: Perl 5.20.0 Blockers, 2014-03-24

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March 24, 2014 22:49
Re: Perl 5.20.0 Blockers, 2014-03-24
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Zefram wrote:
>> 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.

Well nobody brought that up in #121119 in 2 months of debate. Add your 
idea to the ticket. I can't implement it since Win32 doesnt have 
parallel make, since there is no Configure.

>> 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.

The 2nd patch needs some consensus whether test 86 in stat.t which tests 
"-A" operator, if the test needs to be fixed/skipped to not fail, or fix 
the core (how IDK, since IDK what -A is supposed to be). BG reading

>> 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.

Will new COW be on for 5.20 or will it go off for RTM just like it did 
for 5.18?

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