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From:
Sawyer X
Date:
May 30, 2016 09:50
Subject:
Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: May 25th-29th
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http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/2016/05/perl-5-porters-mailing-list-summary-may-25th-29th.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/perl5summaries/status/737219304077316096

                                 May 25th-29th

News and updates

   Additional [1]grant [2]reports by Tony Cook. Over 35 total hours and
   approximately 14 tickets were reviewed or worked on, and 4 patches
   applied.

   Tony also published his entire April grant [3]report. Over 71 total hours
   and approximately 40 tickets were reviewed, and 3 patches applied were
   applied.

   Dave Mitchell [4]finished the work on [5]Scope::Upper, making it pass all
   of its tests. Kent Fredric [6]provided a tarball with all of Dave's
   patches, in order to test it.

Issues

  New issues

     * [7]Perl #128238: Assert failure in gv.c without other symptoms.
     * [8]Perl #128241: Deprecate /$empty_string/.
     * [9]Perl #128242: Aliasing via sub signatures.
     * [10]Perl #128245: perldoc -f open :encoding clarification.
     * [11]Perl #128250: perlref's sections are a little muddled.
     * [12]Perl #128252: Assert failure in op.c without other symptoms.
     * [13]Perl #128253: Assert failure in S_find_uninit_var without other
       symptoms.
     * [14]Perl #128254: Taint-mode assert failure in Perl_magic_clearisa
       without other symptoms.
     * [15]Perl #128255: Assert failure in S_sublex_done without other
       symptoms.
     * [16]Perl #128256: Segfault due to stack overflow.
     * [17]Perl #128257: Segfault in Perl_gv_setref.
     * [18]Perl #128258: Segfault due to stack overflow.
     * [19]Perl #128260: Assert failure in Perl_sv_2pv_flags.
     * [20]Perl #128261L Assert failure in Perl_sv_2pv.
     * [21]Perl #128263: Assert failure in Perl_magic_get without other
       symptoms.
     * [22]Perl #128265: Make rebuilds of perlmain.c unnecessary.
     * [23]Perl #128266: t/porting/libperl.t fails on PPC Darwin 9.7.
     * [24]Perl #128269: Files in Git repository are in DOS format.
     * [25]Perl #128279: hints/gnu.sh Mis-detected prototypes on GNU/Hurd.

  Resolved issues

     * [26]Perl #116467: [27]Pod::Checker should be switched to use
       [28]Pod::Simple.
     * [29]Perl #128266: t/porting/libperl.t fails on PPC Darwin 9.7.

Discussion

   The conversation around the possible deprecation of [30]encoding.pm
   [31]continues.

   The conversation around the usage of strcpy in locale.c [32]continued.

   Vincent Pit [33]notes on the conversation about a compile-time indirect
   method call check that the current implementation of the [34]indirect
   pragma is not suitable for core. [35]Abigail is not in favor of having it
   in core at all. Zefram [36]hints at [37]Sub::StrictDecl.

   Father Chrysostomos opened [38]Perl #128242 to discuss the idea of
   providing aliasing on the right hand side of a my statement. There are
   many questions about this and there's even the possibility of introducing
   a new character for this new type of ability. I recommend reading
comments
   by Zefram provided [39]here and [40]here.

   In [41]Perl #128241 Father Chrysostomos suggests handling the
situation of
   a regex with a variable that ends up to be empty: /$empty/. Because it is
   then equivalent to //, it will do something different than what
usually is
   expected. The threads of conversation on the topic are [42]here and
   [43]here.

   Aristotle Pagaltzis [44]suggests removing unused [45]POSIX symbol without
   a deprecation cycle since it isn't used anywhere in CPAN.

References

   1. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236795
   2. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236796
   3. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236797
   4. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236847
   5. https://metacpan.org/pod/Scope::Upper
   6. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236849
   7. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128238
   8. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128241
   9. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128242
  10. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128245
  11. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128250
  12. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128252
  13. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128253
  14. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128254
  15. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128255
  16. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128256
  17. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128257
  18. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128258
  19. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128260
  20. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128261
  21. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128263
  22. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128265
  23. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128266
  24. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128269
  25. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128279
  26. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=116467
  27. https://metacpan.org/pod/Pod::Checker
  28. https://metacpan.org/pod/Pod::Simple
  29. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128266
  30. https://metacpan.org/pod/encoding
  31. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236738
  32. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236757
  33. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236733
  34. https://metacpan.org/pod/indirect
  35. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236734
  36. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236751
  37. https://metacpan.org/pod/Sub::StrictDecl
  38. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128242
  39. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236778
  40. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236776
  41. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128241
  42. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236775
  43. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236785
  44. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236836
  45. https://metacpan.org/pod/POSIX

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