This Week in PSC (093)

Paul, Philippe, and Rik had our regular call today to talk about perl5.

We put together some notes (at long last) for The Perl Foundation to use in their annual prospectus.

We talked about Math-Complex, and moving its issues into Perl5 GitHub. (A nice bit of work for anybody to do, but not groundshaking.)

We got back to the question of making Perl do SSL out of the box. Paul’s question was, “Can we bundle the CPAN dists for doing this and basically CPAN-install them at the end of normal install?” Audacious, but plausible!

We talked about the upcoming release of v5.38. Sure, it’s months away, but the various code freezes are approaching. What stuff needs work? One thing we did especially was review what experiments might be able to be deëxperimentalized. We talked about the refaliasing feature, which remains broken on closures, a total showstopper. Paul wonders if we can reduce the scope of how the feature can be used. For example: what if you must also use declared_refs?

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