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                                  May 25th-29th

News and updates

    Additional [1]grant [2]reports by Tony Cook. Over 35 total hours and
    approximately 14 tickets were reviewed or worked on, and 4 patches
    applied.

    Tony also published his entire April grant [3]report. Over 71 total hours
    and approximately 40 tickets were reviewed, and 3 patches applied were
    applied.

    Dave Mitchell [4]finished the work on [5]Scope::Upper, making it pass all
    of its tests. Kent Fredric [6]provided a tarball with all of Dave's
    patches, in order to test it.

Issues

   New issues

      * [7]Perl #128238: Assert failure in gv.c without other symptoms.
      * [8]Perl #128241: Deprecate /$empty_string/.
      * [9]Perl #128242: Aliasing via sub signatures.
      * [10]Perl #128245: perldoc -f open :encoding clarification.
      * [11]Perl #128250: perlref's sections are a little muddled.
      * [12]Perl #128252: Assert failure in op.c without other symptoms.
      * [13]Perl #128253: Assert failure in S_find_uninit_var without other
        symptoms.
      * [14]Perl #128254: Taint-mode assert failure in Perl_magic_clearisa
        without other symptoms.
      * [15]Perl #128255: Assert failure in S_sublex_done without other
        symptoms.
      * [16]Perl #128256: Segfault due to stack overflow.
      * [17]Perl #128257: Segfault in Perl_gv_setref.
      * [18]Perl #128258: Segfault due to stack overflow.
      * [19]Perl #128260: Assert failure in Perl_sv_2pv_flags.
      * [20]Perl #128261L Assert failure in Perl_sv_2pv.
      * [21]Perl #128263: Assert failure in Perl_magic_get without other
        symptoms.
      * [22]Perl #128265: Make rebuilds of perlmain.c unnecessary.
      * [23]Perl #128266: t/porting/libperl.t fails on PPC Darwin 9.7.
      * [24]Perl #128269: Files in Git repository are in DOS format.
      * [25]Perl #128279: hints/gnu.sh Mis-detected prototypes on GNU/Hurd.

   Resolved issues

      * [26]Perl #116467: [27]Pod::Checker should be switched to use
        [28]Pod::Simple.
      * [29]Perl #128266: t/porting/libperl.t fails on PPC Darwin 9.7.

Discussion

    The conversation around the possible deprecation of [30]encoding.pm
    [31]continues.

    The conversation around the usage of strcpy in locale.c [32]continued.

    Vincent Pit [33]notes on the conversation about a compile-time indirect
    method call check that the current implementation of the [34]indirect
    pragma is not suitable for core. [35]Abigail is not in favor of having it
    in core at all. Zefram [36]hints at [37]Sub::StrictDecl.

    Father Chrysostomos opened [38]Perl #128242 to discuss the idea of
    providing aliasing on the right hand side of a my statement. There are
    many questions about this and there's even the possibility of introducing
    a new character for this new type of ability. I recommend reading
comments
    by Zefram provided [39]here and [40]here.

    In [41]Perl #128241 Father Chrysostomos suggests handling the
situation of
    a regex with a variable that ends up to be empty: /$empty/. Because it is
    then equivalent to //, it will do something different than what
usually is
    expected. The threads of conversation on the topic are [42]here and
    [43]here.

    Aristotle Pagaltzis [44]suggests removing unused [45]POSIX symbol without
    a deprecation cycle since it isn't used anywhere in CPAN.

References

    1. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236795
    2. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236796
    3. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236797
    4. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236847
    5. https://metacpan.org/pod/Scope::Upper
    6. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236849
    7. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128238
    8. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128241
    9. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128242
   10. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128245
   11. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128250
   12. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128252
   13. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128253
   14. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128254
   15. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128255
   16. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128256
   17. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128257
   18. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128258
   19. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128260
   20. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128261
   21. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128263
   22. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128265
   23. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128266
   24. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128269
   25. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128279
   26. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=116467
   27. https://metacpan.org/pod/Pod::Checker
   28. https://metacpan.org/pod/Pod::Simple
   29. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128266
   30. https://metacpan.org/pod/encoding
   31. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236738
   32. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236757
   33. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236733
   34. https://metacpan.org/pod/indirect
   35. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236734
   36. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236751
   37. https://metacpan.org/pod/Sub::StrictDecl
   38. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128242
   39. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236778
   40. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236776
   41. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128241
   42. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236775
   43. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236785
   44. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/236836
   45. https://metacpan.org/pod/POSIX

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  • Aristotle Pagaltzis at May 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    * Sawyer X [2016-05-30 12:23]:
    Aristotle Pagaltzis [44]suggests removing unused [45]POSIX symbol
    without a deprecation cycle since it isn't used anywhere in CPAN.
    I wasn’t quite that brash. Aaron suggested it, a related deprecation is
    already under way, and the CPAN just corroborated my other reasoning.
  • Sawyer X at May 30, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    On 05/30/2016 08:56 PM, Aristotle Pagaltzis wrote:
    * Sawyer X [2016-05-30 12:23]:
    Aristotle Pagaltzis [44]suggests removing unused [45]POSIX symbol
    without a deprecation cycle since it isn't used anywhere in CPAN.
    I wasn’t quite that brash. Aaron suggested it, a related deprecation is
    already under way, and the CPAN just corroborated my other reasoning.
    I intended to be succinct, not imply hasty decision-making on your part.
    My apologies.

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