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Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 21st-27th

From:
Sawyer X
Date:
December 28, 2015 12:38
Subject:
Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 21st-27th
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56812D24.3010908@gmail.com
Blog:
http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/2015/12/perl-5-porters-mailing-list-summary-december-21st-27th.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/perl5summaries/status/681453904836608000

                               December 21st-27th

News and updates

   Perl 5.23.6 is now available, thanks to David Golden! You can read his
   awesome announcement [1]here. Here's the sneak peak of it:

     A long, long time ago in microseconds, in a galaxy not very far away...

   I don't want to ruin the rest, go check out it!

   Interested in helping out in Perl? Why not make a release? Ricardo Signes
   is [2]looking for more release managers.

   Karl Williamson officially deprecated to_utf8_case.

   Chad Granum submitted a patch in [3]Perl #127000 to update to latest
   [4]Test-Simple release.

Bugs

  Reported bugs

     * [5]Perl #126981: Possible regression using constant for hash key in
       perl 5.22+.
     * [6]Perl #126991: Integer overflow in line number tracking reported by
       caller().
     * [7]Perl #127026: [8]B::Deparse fails to correctly deparse hash-derefs
       with conditional logic within.
     * [9]Perl #127028: perlfunc -f given gives POD syntax error.

  Resolved bugs

     * [10]Perl #126261: Unknown regexp modifier/unmatched [ raises
       assertion.
     * [11]Perl #126960: [12]Math::BigFloat giving NaN on multiplying 1 *
       1e-05.

Proposed patches

   Bulk88 updated his patches in [13]Perl #126632. As always, he detailed
   additional interesting information about the given problem and how to
   solve it.

   Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker had accidentally a patch for [14]Perl #126981
   (described above) way too quickly to be considered done by a human.
Still,
   it's already being smoked by James E. Keenan.

Discussion

   In a [15]discussion on adding features to [16]Exporter, Ricardo Signes
   [17]summarized the different considerations and his position on them. It
   seems like [18]Exporter might get the ability to import subroutines under
   a different name.

   The conversation on UTF-8 in identifiers [19]continues.

   Yves Orton raises an issue (discovered by fuzzing [20]Sereal) in which
   Perl might segfault if given broken utf8 (marked as utf8) to
globnames and
   package names. He [21]asks if people think it warrants a ticket or just a
   doc patch. Bulk88 [22]adds his two cents on how paranoid one can get. A
   fun read.

References

   1. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233475
   2. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233505
   3. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=127000
   4. https://metacpan.org/release/Test-Simple
   5. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126981
   6. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126991
   7. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=127026
   8. https://metacpan.org/pod/B::Deparse
   9. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=127028
  10. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126261
  11. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126960
  12. https://metacpan.org/pod/Math::BigFloat
  13. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126632
  14. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126981
  15. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233391
  16. https://metacpan.org/pod/Exporter
  17. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233477
  18. https://metacpan.org/pod/Exporter
  19. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233497
  20. https://metacpan.org/pod/Sereal
  21. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233486
  22. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/233490



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