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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by hfb (74) on 2003.07.30 5:23 (#22568) Homepage Journal

    I gotta 'nuther one I can sell you...half price just for you so you can have a matching set! ;) Thanks Rafael :)

  • Congratulations!

    So I expect we will soon be able to compile 5.6.2 under gcc 3.2 (how do you like experiencing the pumking pressure first-hand? ;--)

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    mirod
  • My requests (Score:3, Funny)

    by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.07.30 9:32 (#22581) Homepage Journal

    Increase the number of modules in the standard library, and get threading working.

    --
    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Threads ? Assimilation of CPAN ? That's already been done : it's called 5.8.0 !

      More seriously the goal for 5.6.2 is very modest : to modernize its compilation system (gcc 3 compatibility, recognize recent OSes such as AIX 5 or OpenUNIX 8, recognize recent libs such as recent Berkeley DB) and upgrade a few core modules that have been proven to work with perl 5.6.1. And release 5.6.2 fast, in order to prove to the world that the perl community is able to maintain older versions.

      Activestate distributes a

      • Threads ? Assimilation of CPAN ? That's already been done : it's called 5.8.0 !

        Yes. That was the joke, you see. ;)

        (Bad J. David! Don't troll the new pumpking!)

        --
        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • Oh, duh. What happened to my irony-meter ?
          • You will probably need even more tools than that to survive the responsibility you just picked up. :P

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • MacPerl is not quite dead ... in fact, I plan on releasing a MacPerl 5.8.1, and I just wanted to note that we should make sure all the changes from maint-5.6/macperl are in maint-5.6/perl and vice versa. Ignore the macos/ subdirectory entirely.

    The MacPerl 5.6.1 release is already closer to what 5.6.2 will be than what 5.6.1 was, so it shouldn't be a big deal.

    We should chat via email or somesuch if you have any questions ... and congrats!
    • MacPerl 5.8.1 : new perl, old OS. Perl 5.6.2 : old perl, new OSes.

      FWIW I don't work in maint-5.6/perl but in maint-5.6/perl-5.6.2, a branch created from perl 5.6.1. After 5.6.2 is released I'll integrate the changes made here into maint-5.6/perl. At this point I'll check what's in maint-5.6/macperl. So eventually we'll have a 5.6.3 containing all fixes you and Sarathy already commmitted. If you want any specific changes to be in perl 5.6.2, mail me.