Perl 5 Porters Weekly: July 22-28, 2013

Welcome to Perl 5 Porters Weekly, a summary of the email traffic of the perl5-porters email list. Sorry this summary is a little short on the summary part. It's more of a link-o-rama this week.

Topics this week include:

  • perl 5.19.2 is now available
  • upcoming release of 5.18.1
  • Try/Catch Exception Objects: Possible?
  • The value of a good perldelta
  • NWCLARK TPF grant May report
  • NWCLARK TPF grant June report

perl 5.19.2 is now available

Aristotle Pagaltzis published the newest developer release of perl last Sunday.

Read the thread

Read perldelta

Download the tarball

upcoming release of 5.18.1

RJBS created a metaticket for any 5.18.1 blockers.

Read the thread

Try/Catch Exception Objects: Possible?

David Wheeler wrote a proposal about putting true exception objects into the perl core. This was a very popular thread this week.

Read the thread

The value of a good perldelta

David Golden encouraged people to use good commit hygeine when pushing commits especially if they're intended for a maintenance branch.

Read the thread

NWCLARK TPF grant reports

Always a fascinating read, Nicholas Clark posted a top level summary of his monthly work on the Perl core for May and June.

Read May

Read June

There is also a pending grant proposal for further work on the core by Nicholas. Please comment on it here.

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