CPAN PR-Challenge: June Report

I know this is getting a lame excuse. But with lack of time, the patch I had time to prepare this month is, again, small. It is mostly some extra tests: https://github.com/szbalint/WWW--Curl/pull/10

But better few than nothing...

CPAN PR-Challenge: May Report

Somehow I missed to post my April report. Don't remember well what was the PR. It was something basic, as I lack the time for real work.

This month I prepared a Pull Request on removing HTML from result entries obtained with WWW::Wikipedia. Now, waiting to see if it gets merged. It seems I have no luck on my PRs to be merged...

Term::ReadLine::Gnu Unicode Hell

I must be doing something wrong. Surely. I have a REST service. I get data using HTTP::Tiny and use JSON::Tiny to decode it.

If I try to print to the Term::ReadLine::Gnu OUT filehandle, I get double encoded strings, like this:

    coração

If I try to binmode it to utf-8, things get worst, with triple encoded strings:

    coração

Resolved it decoding (Encode::decode) from UTF-8 and using the internal Perl character representation. It worked.

The problem was when I tried to feed a pre-defined input line to Term::Rea…

CPAN PR-Challenge - April Report

This was a busy month in my teaching duties. Also, needed to debug and create pull requests for other projects. Nevertheless, I managed to create a small pull request in the PRC assigned module, Google::ProtocolBuffers Perl implementation.

The pull request was a validation of the google spec, adding a test for enumeration values with aliases. Looking to the existing tests it was not clear if that functionality was implemented. Therefore, my test was to know if I should try to implement that functionality or not. Fortunately, the tests passed. And because more tests is always good, thi…

CPAN PR-Challenge: March Report #2

The second pull request for this month is, this time, in the distribution that was assigned to me, Exobrain. In this case, it was a simple PR on dependencies.

First, define the minimum version for Data::Structure::Util, the distribution for which I created my first PR this month, in order to make it pass all the tests in version 5.20 and above. Also, took some time to clean up the C syntax.

Then, remove some dependencies that seems no longer needed from dist.ini (were hard coded) and also define a minimum version for a required module directly in the use statement.

So,…