Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): December 2017 Report

No Comments

This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

Approximately 4 tickets were reviewed or worked on.

[Hours]         [Activity]
 22.84          #127743 32-bit build warnings/build issues
                #127743 finish up 32-bit testing, commits, work on other
                unaddressed Storable issues, 64-bit frozen data
                #127743 handle 32-bit frozen data as unsigned, add support
                for 64-bit frozen data, testing
                #127743 more testing, check g(un)zip exist before we use
                #127743 work through CPAN queue, fail to reproduce #59531,
                reproduce and fix #118551
                #127743 try to reproduce #131136, track down cause (long
                double padding)
                #127743 work up a fix for the padding issue, testing with
                various configs
                #127743 systematic look at Storable issues, reduce
                performance issue on debugging builds
                #127743 test code for regexp cloning
                #127743 more regexp testing, fix dependencies
                #127743 old perl testing, cleanup
                #127743 think about fix for stack size calculation issues
  0.80          #132252 try to understand change and implications,
  0.28          #132631 research and comment
  5.55          #50608 work out why previous changes didn’t break malice.t
                (which the regexp changes did), fix, more regexp testing
                #50608 old perl portability
                #50608 debugging on 5.6.2, try to rebuild 5.6.2 on modern
                #50608 more debugging, drop 5.6 support for regexp thawing
 29.47 hours total

Leave a comment

About TPF

The Perl Foundation - supporting the Perl community since 2000. Find out more at

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Makoto Nozaki published on February 7, 2018 11:00 PM.

Grant Report: Rakudo Perl 6 performance analysis tooling was the previous entry in this blog.

Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Zefram): Grant Report for Jan 2017 is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.


OpenID accepted here Learn more about OpenID
Powered by Movable Type 6.2.2