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This Week in PSC (105)

Today, the PSC met up … in person! We’re all in Lyon for the Perl Toolchain Summit.


Meantime, although we had a very long conversation, it boils down to just a couple things:

  • We talked a very long time (well, 45m) about GitHub issues labeled “BBC” and marking them “needs triage” (meaning: more info) or “not a release blocker” or “release blocker”. This will require more work, but we made good progress.
  • We discussed HTTP::Tiny, security, and how best to bootstrap CPAN and stay secure. More soon.
  • We discussed Test2 in core, which is now its own thread on p5p, enjoy!

This week in PSC (104)

All three of us met, having skipped last week.

There wasn’t much to talk about because code freeze ahead of 5.38 is in effect, so there isn’t much going on.

  • We talked further about the upcoming deprecations scheduled for 5.38.0 (smartmatch, tick-as-package-separator), and concluded that we remain committed to keeping them deprecated on the current schedule.

  • Next week’s meeting will be in person in the French city of Lyon.

This week in PSC (103)

Paul, Philippe, and Ricardo had our mostly-weekly Zoom call today.

We began by discussing last week, when Pete K from TPRF joined us and we talked about what TPRF could do to help p5p. (Main topics then, which didn’t get any firm action items, were support for critical infrastructure and services and bounties for implementation of PPCs.)

Most of our time this week was spent on the upcoming v5.38.0 release, especially what might be blocking it. (Notable: two new deprecation warnings added in the last two releases — smartmatch, and tick as package separator.)

We discussed strategies used by other languages to make things more attractive for developers, like batteries included. We didn’t end up with any plan of action from this.

In a few weeks, we’ll all be in one place, and look forward to looking carefully at the color of Chartreuse.

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