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Neil Bowers
August 29, 2017 22:58
Re: Dropping conflicting PAUSE permissions
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Back in February, I asked:
>> Questions: Are we enough in the future that VMS::stdio can be dropped? And
>> more relevantly for me, am I ok to drop all the permissions on VMS::stdio?
>> That would result in VMS::Stdio being indexed for the next release, though I
>> don’t think the indexing is that much of an issue, since they’re core
>> modules with upstream undef.

Craig said:
> Yes to both those questions.

The attached patch drops the VMS::stdio shim, so there will just be VMS::Stdio. The latter had doc that talked about the compatibility shim, so I changed that doc to say that the VMS::compatibility shim has been dropped.

Perl 5 initially shipped with VMS::stdio. In 5.002 this was changed to VMS::Stdio, but that has included a cuckoo package for VMS::stdio, which used AUTOLOAD to generate a warning if you used VMS::stdio, then redirect calls to VMS::Stdio. 5.002 was quite a while ago now, so we’re dropping the compatibility interface.

I’m doing this so we don’t have conflicting package names when PAUSE consider package permissions.


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