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[perl #122731] Bleadperl v5.21.3-105-gc5e7362 breaks ZEFRAM/Data-Alias-1.18.tar.gz

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James E Keenan via RT
September 11, 2014 01:35
[perl #122731] Bleadperl v5.21.3-105-gc5e7362 breaks ZEFRAM/Data-Alias-1.18.tar.gz
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On Mon Sep 08 01:41:38 2014, wrote:
> git bisect
> ----------
> commit c5e7362b9fa800205fbbf248000e4baf621d7bec
> Author: Father Chrysostomos <>
> Date:   Fri Aug 22 05:53:42 2014 -0700
> Stop using the value of PL_expect
> sample fail report
> ------------------
> 8e8fcc4edbc1

The fact that Data::Alias was the CPAN module broken by this commit rang a bell.


Data::Alias was broken in the period leading up to 5.18 -- not just by a post-5.20 commit.



To quote myself in RT #118943:

[W]e recognized
( in the period leading up to the release of Perl 5.18.0 that there were problems with Data::Alias above and beyond the Perl 5 core.  As one contributor put it:

"Data::Alias is doing creepy things that go far beyond the API."

The pumpking's judgment at that time was:

"Data::Alias is on the hook for this, unless the potential bug-fixer wants to open a new, specific ticket about how he or she would like things addressed."

My feeling is that Data::Alias is on the hook for *this* RT as well.  My recommendation is that you report this test failure in Data::Alias's own queue at

I also recommend that we close this ticket.

And, guess what?  I recommend we close this ticket as well.

Thank you very much.

James E Keenan (

via perlbug:  queue: perl5 status: new

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