Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for December 2018 - February 2019

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

This "monthly" report covers 3 months, as I've been failing to do much
work on perl for a while. Hopefully things will improve now.

The main thing I have been doing over this time is fixing issues related
to smoke reports. In particular the PERL_GLOBAL_STRUCT build option had
bit-rotted. It now builds and tests ok. I've also been looking at some
Address Sanitizer failures related to memory leaks.

SUMMARY:
      8:34 RT #133789 Memory leak in concatenation operator overload
      2:00 diagnose cpan/JSON-PP/t/011_pc_expo.t failing test
      0:38 fix compiler warnings
      5:00 fix ext/GDBM_File/t/fatal.t
     18:42 get perl building again under -DPERL_GLOBAL_STRUCT_PRIVATE
      6:27 look at failures under Asan
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     41:21 TOTAL (HH::MM)

 280.6 weeks
3203.1 total hours
  11.4 average hours per week

There are 263 hours left on the grant

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