Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: May 9th-16th

Hey everyone,

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


May 9th-16th


Perl 5.26.0-RC1 was released and tested thoroughly. We will need to also release RC2.

Grant reports

  • Dave Mitchell Grant #2 reports #172, #173, #174.
  • Dave Mitchell Grant #2 report #175.
  • Dave Mitchell Grant #2 report for April 2017.


New issues

Suggested patches

Kent Fredric opened a ticket (Perl #131304 to collect the additionally discussed prose regarding . in @INC.

Jim Keenan provided a patch to fix a Makefile.PL issue in Time::HiRes with the issue of . in @INC.


Zakariyya Mughal asked about supporting file path names under Windows. The task seems more involved than one might think as explained by Leon Timmermans in the thread.

Karl Williamson suggests (RFC: Add new string comparison macros in handy.h) adding new string comparison macros.


It seems the previous report got merged with this one.

Also, #131202 is related to links in POD, not Time::HiRes, so the link is probably wrong.

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