Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: May 25th-29th

Hey everyone,

Following is the p5p (Perl 5 Porters) mailing list summary for the remainder of the past week. Enjoy!

May 25th-29th

News and updates

Additional grant reports by Tony Cook. Over 35 total hours and approximately 14 tickets were reviewed or worked on, and 4 patches applied.

Tony also published his entire April grant report. Over 71 total hours and approximately 40 tickets were reviewed, and 3 patches applied were applied.

Dave Mitchell finished the work on Scope::Upper, making it pass all of its tests. Kent Fredric provided a tarball with all of Dave's patches, in order to test it.


New issues

Resolved issues


The conversation around the possible deprecation of continues.

The conversation around the usage of strcpy in locale.c continued.

Vincent Pit notes on the conversation about a compile-time indirect method call check that the current implementation of the indirect pragma is not suitable for core. Abigail is not in favor of having it in core at all. Zefram hints at Sub::StrictDecl.

Father Chrysostomos opened Perl #128242 to discuss the idea of providing aliasing on the right hand side of a my statement. There are many questions about this and there's even the possibility of introducing a new character for this new type of ability. I recommend reading comments by Zefram provided here and here.

In Perl #128241 Father Chrysostomos suggests handling the situation of a regex with a variable that ends up to be empty: /$empty/. Because it is then equivalent to //, it will do something different than what usually is expected. The threads of conversation on the topic are here and here.

Aristotle Pagaltzis agrees an unused POSIX symbol does not need a dedicated deprecation cycle since it isn't used anywhere in CPAN.

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