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Sawyer X
May 22, 2017 17:34
Re: Perl 5.26.0-RC1 is now available!
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On 05/22/2017 05:41 PM, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:34:42AM +0200, Sawyer X wrote:
>> On 05/21/2017 06:08 AM, Karl Williamson wrote:
>>> I think that there is still a bunch of sloppiness in perldelta which
>>> would not reflect well on us as a project with our act together if it
>>> is released without being cleaned up.
>>> utf8_hop_safe() does not belong where it currently is, under "Core
>>> Enhancements".  There are lots more functions and macros added in this
>>> release for the same "_safe" purpose, and they are listed later, under
>>> "Internal Changes".  I'm thinking there should be a section like
>>> "Internal API Enhancements" or "XS API Enhancements"
>> That would be useful. We can also put such changes at the end of the
>> "Internal Changes." It's difficult to determine what *should* or
>> *shouldn't* go under that category since it's broad. Perhaps that's the
>> value of it.
> I've just just pushed a bunch of perldelta commits that (hopefully)
> address the issues noted by Karl, both here and in his various commit
> messages. In particular:
> Moved utf8_hop_safe() to Internals
> Removed an entry about a 5.23.5 regression (it was actually a 5.25.3
> regression).
> Re-ordered "Core Enhancements" entries based on my subjective judgement
> of importance.
> Removed some "Internal Changes" entries which I didn't think needed
> documenting - usually we only document API changes or significant changes
> to guts.
> Moved some entries from "Core Enhancements" to "Bug Fixes"
> Sorted "Internal Changes" to group similar entries together
> Took all the Unicode/utf8 entries in "Internal Changes" and made them into
> their own =over/=back subsection. Then added lots of missing entries:
> previously there was just a vague "Several macros and functions have been
> added to the public API" without enumerating them.
> Karl, it might be particularly productive for you to give that new
> subsection a quick review - it's mostly based on the things you've added
> to the API, and I may have misunderstood bits of it:
>     =item *
>     Several new macros and functions for dealing with Unicode and
>     UTF-8-encoded strings have been added to the API, as well some changes in
>     functionality of existing functions (see L<perlapi/Unicode Support> for
>     more details):
>     =over
>     XXX lots of stuff added by me here 
>     =back

Thank you so much, Dave! I'll start working on the RC, hopefully
releasing it tonight.

And Karl, thanks again. :)

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