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Craig A. Berry
August 30, 2017 23:54
Re: Dropping conflicting PAUSE permissions
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On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 5:58 PM, Neil Bowers <> wrote:
> 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.
> Background
> 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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