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H.Merijn Brand
September 3, 2014 12:05
Re: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
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On Wed, 3 Sep 2014 12:48:00 +0200, "H.Merijn Brand"
<> wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Sep 2014 12:08:54 +0200, sawyer x <> wrote:
> > > It could be good to more consciously curate the one we have, though.
> > > Say for example, interviewing people who commit code to ask what their
> > > personal unpublished TODO lists contain, and compiling and editing the
> > > result; see if there are things in there that could be delegated.
> > 
> > That sounds like a very good idea. Is this something others would find
> > comfortable? In the absence of a developer group agreeing on formalizing
> > this, it would useless, no?
> I'm comfortable with almost any plan that makes the result have more
> happy perl5 users.
> I still have ideas and plans, but I do not have tuits for those at the
> moment, as other tasks have a (much) higher priority

FWIW my list

• Keep Configure and friends, as patched by the porters in sync
  with meta/dist. This is backporting. Tedious and boring. Will
  just need to keep track of what is going on.

• Up meta to 4.x (few month of work with - hopefully - a lot of
  communication with the author of meta/dist). Low prio. Should
  do to not make this a massive assignment.

• Unpack on streams:

   while (my ($id, $data) = unpack "Cv/a", $fh) {

  Will read and forward from handle $fh. The only current workaround
  is to make it two phased using read or sysread

   while (read $fh, my $dta, 3) {
       my ($id, $len) = unpack "Cv", $dta;
       read $fh, $dta, $len;

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