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Alberto Simões
January 30, 2020 18:31
Re: Apropos CPAN releases for dual-life modules
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I am keeping ExtUtils::CBuilder as dual life.
I am happy to adopt some other.

But it would be nice to have some kind of automatic notification when some of these modules is updated in core.
While I can do releases when needed, I do not follow P5P enough to notice changes.


Alberto Simões

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:02, James E Keenan <> wrote:

> (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
> dual-lifeing?
> 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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