Tag Archives: p5p

Sometimes, it really IS a bug in Perl

Sometimes, you find a bug so bizarre that you start to think it must be a bug in Perl itself. Nine times out of ten or more, it's not, and some more determined digging will turn up whatever you did wrong. It's such a common tendency that I usually bias the other way – the […]

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Help test IO::Socket::IP for Perl v5.20

Do you want good IPv6 support in the Perl core? The Perl 5 Porters intend to add IO::Socket::IP to the Perl 5 core for Version 20, coming later this year. IO::Socket::IP makes IPv4/IPv6 transparent networking easy. It aims to be a drop-in replacement for IO::Socket::INET (with some caveats), so that most existing code merely needs […]

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Paying respect to Module::Build

Earlier this week, I proposed that Module::Build be deprecated from the Perl 5 core. After some discussion, this proposal has been accepted by the Pumpking. I want to take a moment to discuss what this means, why I suggested it, and what I think Module::Build trail blazed for Perl 5. Deprecation means a warning in […]

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The GitHub pulls scoreboard says I'm losing

I'm embarrassed to admit that I just fixed a bug, shipped the module, and then discovered a 2-year old pull request that fixed it better. Oops. I hate things like that! Fortunately, I just discovered that GitHub offers a pull request scoreboard with two views: Pulls sent: https://github.com/dashboard/pulls Pulls pending: https://github.com/dashboard/pulls/public Unfortunately, the scoreboard says […]

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My Perl 6 post was really about Perl 5

As I see the comments about my Is Perl 6 pointless, hopeless or just not done? article, I realize that I've somehow misled people into thinking I was posing a conundrum about Perl 6. I'm not. In the various debates about the evolution of Perl 5 -- how fast it should evolve, whether it should […]

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