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Steve Hay via perl5-porters
January 8, 2016 21:59
Re: Pod::Checker
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On 8 January 2016 at 19:33, Karl Williamson <> wrote:
> On 01/08/2016 11:44 AM, Steve Hay via perl5-porters wrote:
>> I just tried updating Pod::Checker from 1.60 to 1.71 in blead... All
>> is (superficially) fine apart from t/porting/podcheck.t now failing
>> because Pod::Checker is now derived from Pod::Simple rather than
>> Pod::Parser.
>> It looks like the kind of thing needed to fix it up has already been
>> done, e.g. in
>> (which also removes Pod::Parser), although just nicking the podcheck.t
>> from there didn't fix it.
>> What is the status of this work? Does this need to land in time for
>> 5.24.0?
>> (I had a quick Google and found that I asked a similar question just
>> over two years ago, which I have to confess was news to me! --
> The status is that it never got completed.  I intended to do it during the
> freeze of 5.22 for 5.24, but found higher priority issues.  I plan to work
> on it after visible changes freeze is done for 5.24, or if other things come
> up, during the freeze period, so it goes in 5.25.  I see no reason for it to
> have to be done in time for 5.24.  Maybe a comment should be added to it so
> that people don't keep trying to remove it and find this block after they've
> wasted their efforts.

A comment somewhere suitable isn't a bad idea -- it's quite possible
as 5.24 gets closer that more people may look to see if any module
upgrades can be slipped in in time.

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