This Week in PSC (088)

A smaller-than-usual meeting because of the US Holiday; only Paul and Philippe today.

  • We remembered we still need to write the announcement for deprecating smartmatch
  • We need to resync with Neil about how "SSL in Core" investigations are going
  • Reviewed RFCs and found a shortlist of "soon to expire" ones. A nudge email will be sent to the RFC sponsors.

This Week in PSC (087)

  • We talked about announcing the deprecation of smartmatch. We will work on wording for a new post and send that out soon, outlining our current plans.
  • Paul has a (draft) PR to ad…

This Week in PSC (086)

We're trying out new ways to send out these regular announcements of what we get up to on the Perl Steering Council. This will be a regular posting that gives a brief summary of what we discussed in our weekly (or at least, near-weekly, give or take scheduling clashes) meetings.

  • Internals docs (such as perlguts, perlapi) could be done better, but it's unclear how. Some new documents might be useful, but there's a risk of spending too much time on obscure internal specifics that almost nobody will ever need to read about or touch.
  • Smartmatch deprecation…

We have a new Perl Steering Council for 2022/23

Following the release of 5.36.0, we have a new Perl Steering Council (PSC). The PSC for the next year comprises Ricardo Signes (RJBS), Paul Evans (PEVANS), and Philippe Bruhat (BOOK). These three will serve until 5.38.0 is released, at which point the next PSC will be elected.

What happened to Perl 7?

With Perl 5.36.0 just around the corner, we thought that this is a good time to clarify plans for the future of the Perl programming language. We realised that the future was hammered out in a number of steps, across several months. This meant that there hasn't been a single statement we could refer people to. This post is to fill that gap.