Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 28th - January 3rd

Hey everyone,

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

December 28th - January 3rd


Russ Allbery announced the release of podlators 4.04.


Reported bugs

Resolved bugs

Proposed patches

Andy Dougherty provided two additional patches to use the new BSD fdclose function, mentioned in Perl #126847.

Ricardo Signes provided a patch for Perl #127060, to discourage the usage of *glob{FILEHANDLE}. Patch applied.

Lukas Mai provided a patch for Perl #127080.

Karen Etheridge provided patches in Perl #127114 clarify some documentation. They were merged.

Andreas Koenig provided a patch for the issue mentioned below regarding libnm.


Ricardo Signes opened Perl #127060 asking to work on resolving old deprecation, starting with the old deprecated pattern of *glob{FILEHANDLE}.

Yves Orton updates that he has some work in progress on Perl #126182 (regex causing memory leak), but has yet to finish the work due to personal reasons.

A continuation of the discussion brought up by a question raised by Karl Williamson regarding the text in utf8 pragma raised additional questions on how UTF-8 works. The thread provides interesting details.

In Perl #127063, a conversation on whether a warning should be provided when a piece of code has no effect.

Aaron Crane would like to change Data::Dumper in relation to integers. He provides a lengthy explanation with examples on the topic.

Karen Etheridge is working on getting blead updated to podlators. Ricardo Signes asks for additional help from anyone who has experience with such imports.

John Peacock asks the list for help with some XS necessary to make the new release of version. Yves Orton jumped in to help with the necessary changes.

Andreas Koenig updates about a problem with libnm.

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