Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 14th-20th

Hey everyone,

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

December 14th-20th


Additional grant reports from Dave Mitchell here. Almost 29 hours on 4 tickets, compiler warnings, and smoke failures.

Steve Hay created meta ticket Perl #126920 to track all the possible blockers to Perl 5.22.2.

Craig A. Berry updated the list that Perl 5.22.1 binary kits are now available.

Karl Williamson updated about the Adopt-A-Character program Unicode launched.

David Golden requested that people make sure perldelta is up-to-date with their changes, preparing for Perl 5.23.6.


Reported bugs

Resolved bugs

Proposed patches

Tony Cook and Dave Mitchell continued on a breakage with ddb in bleadperl, and Dave provided a patch in Perl #126633.

Mariusz Zaborski proposed another patch in Perl #126847.

Tony Cook provides a patch for fixing a failed compilation on El Capitan in Perl #126706.

Tony Cook applied a patch to resolve Perl #123994, a null pointer dereference, which will be smoked soon.

Chad Granum submitted a patch in Perl #126953 to add renaming capabilities to Exporter. James E. Keenan is already smoking it.


Karl Williamson raised a short discussion on how to phrase a deprecation warning for using bitwise operations on strings with code points above 0xFF. The result is available in this commit.

Christian Millour writes to the list about using a my $b in sort and the documentation for this behavior.

Chad Granum proposed making a change to Exporter to allow renaming when exporting. This generated a very interesting thread, involving a discussion on what qualifies as a change worthy of added to core and the role of CPAN in this.

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