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[perl #119295] Bleadperl v5.19.2-401-g7fa949d breaks TIMB/Devel-SizeMe-0.16.tar.gz

James E Keenan via RT
February 18, 2015 00:29
[perl #119295] Bleadperl v5.19.2-401-g7fa949d breaks TIMB/Devel-SizeMe-0.16.tar.gz
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On Wed Aug 14 19:31:07 2013, wrote:
> git bisect
> ----------
> commit 7fa949d0cc67253f8eb6849414789201b5ba722c
> Author: Father Chrysostomos <>
> Date:   Sun Aug 11 00:02:34 2013 -0700
> Mark COWable constants as COWable at compile time
> also affected

Since this RT was filed in August 2013, five CPAN distributions have been cited as suffering breakage.  Here is what I believe to be the current status of each.

Devel-SizeMe's most recent version is 0.19.  CPAN Testers have been reporting it as NA/UNKNOWN/INVALID on each of 3 OSes since perl-5.19.10.  In a June 2014 post on perl.module-authors, the maintainer indicated he does not expect to work on this distribution in the near future.  (

Dash-Leak has been passing consistently on Linux since 5.19.8 (

Devel-Size has been FAILing everywhere since 5.19.4.  It has four maintainers listed, but there has been no progress toward a solution.

Variable-OnDestruct-0.03 was reported fixed by Father C Sep 13 2013 and is doing nicely on CPAN testers. (

String-Slice:  The ticket for this issue was marked Resolved by Ingy on Jan 03 2015.  Its latest version, 0.08, is doing nicely on CPAN testers.  (

It seems to me that the breakage remaining in Devel-SizeMe and Devel-Size is due to factors outside the scope of the Perl 5 Porters.  My hunch is that those distributions need new or additional maintainers.  But, in the meantime, I don't see any reason to keep *this* ticket in Open status, so I'm moving it to Stalled.

Thank you very much.

James E Keenan (

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