Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: November 2nd-12th

Hey everyone,

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


November 2nd-12th

News and Updates

If your company uses Perl 5 and would like to contribute to show support and to assure its sustained maintenance and development, The Perl Foundation is looking for more donations to the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. You can read more here.

Zefram started work on his maintenance grant!

Karl Williamson has published a basic implementation of script runs!

Karl had also requested (RFC: make utf16 to/from utf8 functions private to the core) to make the UTF 16 from/to UTF 8 functions in core be core-only.

Grant Reports


New Issues

Resolved Issues

Rejected Issues

Suggested Patches

Andrew Fresh provided a patch in Perl #132401 to support Time::HiRes in File::Copy.

John Lightsey provided a patch in Perl #132405 to fix a typo that prevents deparsing some transliterations.

A patch by Nicholas R. (Atoomic) in Perl #132418 to introduce macros to simply @INC setting

Tomasz Konojacki provided a patch in Perl #132421 to fix compilation errors under non-english Visual C++ 2015/2017.

Chase Whitener provided a patch in Perl #132422 to modernize IO::Socket Documentation.

David Cantrell provided a documentation patch for experimental::lexical_topic.

Todd Rinaldo provided a patch for Perl #132429 (B::Deparse generated code affected by use vars?)


Nicholas R. provided a patch in Perl #132406: to raise discussion of not loading Config in Storable just for detecting FLOCK support.

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