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Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
June 24, 2022 15:29
Re: Attn: Paul Evans - Perl source needs a new (fixed) Socketversion.
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On Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:36:54 +1000
sisyphus <> wrote:

> Perl-5.37.1 was released today, but there's no sign of any action
> being taken on this yet.
> It would be great if it could be fixed for perl-5.37.2


This is in no way a complaint about you, but rather of my own
limitations... But I have read these messages and the related RT ticket
and I can't really work out what problem is being solved or how, nor
what it is I need to do.

Can you please explain in one short sentence each

  a) What is the problem

  b) What is the intended nature of a possible fix

and optionally (and I really mean optionally)

  c) Provide a .diff file patch that fixes it



As a more general note to the world: This is verymuch the way to get me
to do something. Explain what's wrong with the code I've made, don't
try to fix it yourself.

There is a reason why most of my personal projects do not appear on
github. I find the entire culture is centered around "patch first, ask
questions later". It's a style of interaction that does not work well
for me. Explain to me the problem first and I'll likely be able to fix
it. But if you just come running in with a patch first, I have to
reverse-engineer what the problem was that it was trying to fix, before
I can evaluate the relative merits of that change vs. anything else
that could be done.

Paul "LeoNerd" Evans      |  |

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