Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: October 11th-17th

[edit: This was 5.22.3 released. Thank you for spotting the error, Kent Fredric!]

Hey everyone,

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


October 11th-17th

News and highlights

Perl 5.24.1 RC4 is out!

Perl 5.22.3 RC4 is out!


New issues

Resolved issues

Suggested patches

Thomas Sibley provided some patchs for Module::CoreList, one of which is Perl #129858 , which exposes information about utilities that come with core, and the versiono in which they were introduced.

Andrew Fresh provided a patch in Perl #129895 to fix a test in OpenBSD.


Proving it is never too late to help, Dmitry Karasik provided an answer to a question Jakko Hietaniemi asked a year ago, on results of testing the perl source with the viva64 source code analysis tool.

Following the conversation about the definition of a hash key, Todd Rinaldo raises a few interesting questions and provides a suggested patch for simplifying the structure.

Dave Nicol provided an invested response to Dave Mitchell's question on the topic of (\@a) = \($x,$y) in non-void context.

Dave Mitchell on the same topic provided another observation regarding list assignment in list context.

Christian Walde asked about the current maintainership status of Cwd and File::Spec.

Jarkko Hietaniemi provided an update about the status of perl on NetBSD/VAX. It's now passing about 98% of the tests.

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