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James E Keenan
January 29, 2020 22:02
Apropos CPAN releases for dual-life modules
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(I started to write this as a comment to, but 
figured it really belongs on list.)

Lately we've pulled some previously cpan-upstream distros into core as 
"dual life" with blead upstream (IO, Tie::File). And we've also prepared 
at least one previously core-only module for dual life but haven't 
actually done a CPAN release (Findbin). In most of these cases we have 
code originally written in the early days of Perl 5. Their authors have 
in many cases retired from Perl -- or simply retired (or, in a few sad 
cases, died). We have to face the question:

If we do make a module that ships with core dual-life, who does the 

Even if P5P as a whole takes responsibility for maintaining the module 
within core, we still need to recruit, train and evaluate people who 
will CPAN releasors for the various distros.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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