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[perl #128139] Bleadperl v5.25.0-18-g1656665 breaksSTBEY/Carp-Clan-6.04.tar.gz

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James E Keenan via RT
Date:
December 20, 2016 18:34
Subject:
[perl #128139] Bleadperl v5.25.0-18-g1656665 breaksSTBEY/Carp-Clan-6.04.tar.gz
Message ID:
rt-4.0.24-32331-1482258856-898.128139-15-0@perl.org
On Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:36:55 GMT, khw wrote:
> Just to be clear, there are two issues here.  The deprecation warning
> was raised in some contexts for 2 releases before 5.26, and made fatal
> in 5.25.  The list of modules that this breaks is in the initial
> messages for this ticket.
> 
> In 5.25, new contexts were added that now raise a deprecation warning.
> These are not currently fatal, and I did not propose to make them
> fatal in 5.26.  Slaven's and Jim's lists are mostly based on these
> modules.  These lists are much longer than the ones that fatality is
> prescribed for, and no stable release has happened with the message in
> it.

I revised my program to look only at the tickets cited by Andreas in the original post to this RT (https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128139#txn-1399922) and his follow-up post (https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128139#txn-1400673).  I then visited each of these distros and called 'make test' or './Build test' as needed.  I went through the distros that failed due to the following exception:

Unescaped left brace in regex is illegal here in regex

Slaven had already opened bug tickets for most of these.  ETHER has already provided pull requests for some.  I created RTs and or provided patches in the RTs or github issues for the balance.

If I am understanding khw correctly, distros where, at the present time (5.25 development), we are only seeing deprecation warnings due to unrecognized left braces do not need to be addressed in this RT.  If so, then P5P has done all it can to address the "illegal" cases and it is my belief that this RT can be closed.

Verification of the above is requested.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan
-- 
James E Keenan (jkeenan@cpan.org)

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