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[perl #132142] Bleadperl v5.27.3-34-gf6107ca24b breaksMLEHMANN/AnyEvent-HTTP-2.23.tar.gz

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James E Keenan via RT
Date:
April 25, 2018 19:59
Subject:
[perl #132142] Bleadperl v5.27.3-34-gf6107ca24b breaksMLEHMANN/AnyEvent-HTTP-2.23.tar.gz
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rt-4.0.24-13102-1524686350-1246.132142-15-0@perl.org
On Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:20:08 GMT, davem wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 08:29:08AM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 06:50:54AM +0200, Andreas Koenig wrote:
> [ snip discussion about @a = sort @a optimisation not converting weak
>  ref back to strong refs ]
> > > I would suggest a revert with a chance to retry for 5.30, but with the
> > > mandate to try to find a way to retain in-place sort. 
> > 
> > Does anyone else here any feelings either way?
> 
> From the silence, I'm assuming no-one else wants this change reverted
> before 5.28.
> 

We're so close to release that I think reverting would open up more problems than it would solve.  MLEHMANN and his defenders are going to complain regardless of what we do.  We've lived with the code in its current state, so we have a fair idea of what its impact will be.  Unless someone wants to revert in a branch and test most of CPAN against that branch, and unless such a process has demonstrably better results than the current state of blead, I think we should proceed on course.

Let's face the music and dance.

Jim Keenan

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James E Keenan (jkeenan@cpan.org)

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