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Leon Timmermans
February 14, 2017 19:37
Re: [perl #130467] Default perl builds to not include . in @INC(default_inc_excludes_dot)
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On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Sawyer X <> wrote:

> My point remains that I am willing to accept toolchain's position,
> having reviewed several suggestions (so far at least three different
> options I can count). I have previous made it abundantly clear on the
> channel and directly to Leon T. that I do not have a specific solution I
> want in mind, only for toolchain to reach to one which makes sense.
> I *do not* want to muddle in the exact words used. Please accept my
> undying apology for using the word "exhaustive". Now let's move on from
> that word and please reflect on the main point of my position: If this
> is what toolchain found acceptable, I support that.
> That is all.

Toolchain is an even looser collection of people than p5p; unlike p5p it's
more of an archipelago of projects than a continent. Any kind of exhaustive
discussion is difficult to achieve before the toolchain summit (formerly
known as the QA Hackathon), and inconveniently that is scheduled later than
ever this year (mid-May). The toolchain organizational infrastructure is
not adapted to having to reach any conclusion with a deadline.

I may have missed some of the discussion on IRC, but I haven't seen a
discussion on a number of questions, including but not limited to:
* Would we want to include this forever? If not, until when?
* Should this thing warn?
* What are the consequences of this inc::Module::Install being different
from the CPAN one? What if they converged?
* What to do about other modules that now break?
* What does this mean for our policy on including/ejecting modules?

Some of these questions are toolchain, some p5p, some both. All of them
need answers though.


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