Perl 5 Porters Weekly: December 24-December 31, 2012
Welcome to Perl 5 Porters Weekly, a summary of the email traffic of the perl5-porters email list. Usually I go Monday to Sunday, but just to keep things tidy, we'll make this the final summary of 2012 by including the 31st.
Topics for this week include:
- cPanel version of "Storable 2.39_01" breaks backwards compatibility
- Please separate fixes to spelling from changes to code layout in patches
- Term::ANSIColor 4.01 released
cPanel version of "Storable 2.39_01" breaks backwards compatibility
Alex Vandiver posted a message that cPanel has shipped a version of Storable identified as 2.39_01 which appears to break the vendor-installed perl environment on cPanel installations.
This has the effect of making other co-located Perl applications (RT for example) break. A back-and-forth about this issue revealed that cPanel is preparing a fix for this problem to be released in January 2013 - it looks like they are moving to Sereal or Data::Messagepack.
Separate fixes to spelling from changes to code layout in patches
Earlier in this week, a patch was committed with included some whitespace changes. In a followup, Ricardo Signes, the perl project manager asked people submitting patches to
please separate fixes to spelling and grammar errors from changes to code layout.
Term::ANSIColor 4.01 released
Russ Allbery announced that there's a new release of Term::ANSIColor which has been in Perl core since 5.6. This release includes improved docs and fixes some test cases.