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Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 14th-20th

From:
Sawyer X
Date:
December 21, 2015 19:08
Subject:
Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 14th-20th
Message ID:
56784E27.2000406@gmail.com
Blog:
http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/2015/12/perl-5-porters-mailing-list-summary-december-14th-20th.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/perl5summaries/status/679015300352876544

                               December 14th-20th

Updates

   Additional grant reports from Dave Mitchell [1]here. Almost 29 hours on 4
   tickets, compiler warnings, and smoke failures.

   Steve Hay created meta ticket [2]Perl #126920 to track all the possible
   blockers to Perl 5.22.2.

   Craig A. Berry [3]updated the list that Perl 5.22.1 binary kits are now
   available.

   Karl Williamson [4]updated about the Adopt-A-Character program Unicode
   launched.

   David Golden [5]requested that people make sure perldelta is up-to-date
   with their changes, preparing for Perl 5.23.6.

Bugs

  Reported bugs

     * [6]Perl #126933: Fix use of == to compare string in perlref, applied.
     * [7]Perl #126958: Bleadperl fails to build on OpenIndiana, a
derivative
       of OpenSolaris.
     * RT#126957: Incompatibility of [8]Tie::Scalar and [9]threads.

  Resolved bugs

     * [10]Perl #124364: Some version strings in [11]Module::CoreList's
delta
       contain trailing spaces, causing warnings.
     * [12]Perl #126843: Add note about scope to [13]strict documentation.
     * [14]Perl #126813: TrailingCommas feature request to [15]Data::Dumper.
     * [16]Perl #126820: [17]www.cpan.org is not up-to-date on latest
       supported Perl versions.
     * [18]Perl #124097: Attempt to free unreferenced scalar.
     * [19]Perl #126240: a panic happening after freeing the env after a
       fork.
     * [20]Perl #126933: Fix use of == to compare string in perlref,
applied.

Proposed patches

   Tony Cook and Dave Mitchell continued on a breakage with [21]ddb in
   bleadperl, and Dave provided a patch in [22]Perl #126633.

   Mariusz Zaborski proposed another patch in [23]Perl #126847.

   Tony Cook provides a patch for fixing a failed compilation on El Capitan
   in [24]Perl #126706.

   Tony Cook applied a patch to resolve [25]Perl #123994, a null pointer
   dereference, which will be smoked soon.

   Chad Granum submitted a patch in [26]Perl #126953 to add renaming
   capabilities to [27]Exporter. James E. Keenan is already smoking it.

Discussion

   Karl Williamson raised a short discussion on how to phrase a deprecation
   warning for using bitwise operations on strings with code points above
   0xFF. The result is available in [28]this commit.

   Christian Millour [29]writes to the list about using a my $b in sort and
   the documentation for this behavior.

   Chad Granum [30]proposed making a change to [31]Exporter to allow
renaming
   when exporting. This generated a very interesting thread, involving a
   discussion on what qualifies as a change worthy of added to core and the
   role of CPAN in this.

References

   1. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233329
   2. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126920
   3. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233376
   4. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233384
   5. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233410
   6. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126933
   7. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126958
   8. https://metacpan.org/pod/Tie::Scalar
   9. https://metacpan.org/pod/threads
  10. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=124364
  11. https://metacpan.org/pod/Module::CoreList
  12. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126843
  13. https://metacpan.org/pod/strict
  14. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126813
  15. https://metacpan.org/pod/Data::Dumper
  16. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126820
  17. http://www.cpan.org/
  18. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=124097
  19. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126240
  20. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126933
  21. https://metacpan.org/pod/ddb
  22. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126633
  23. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126847
  24. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126706
  25. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=123994
  26. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126953
  27. https://metacpan.org/pod/Exporter
  28.
http://perl5.git.perl.org/perl.git/commitdiff/87e05d1a4c512d5f08d9963b13e202483e002366#patch4
  29. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233380
  30. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233391
  31. https://metacpan.org/pod/Exporter



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