I am pleased to announce that Dave Mitchell's grant application, "Maintaining the Perl 5 Core":http://news.perlfoundation.org/2013/09/grant-application-maintaining-1.html, was accepted. This is his first report.
_Dave Mitchell writes:_
(This is the first monthly report on my new grant, and only covers 2.5 weeks, since I started mid-month).
I spent my time mainly working on several bug reports, applying patches, fixing smokes, and "working" my p5p mailbox etc. None of the fixes are particularly noteworthy.
Over the last month I have averaged 16.1 hours per week.
As of 2013/10/31: since the beginning of the grant:
bq. 2.6 weeks
41.4 total hours
16.1 average hours per week
There are 359 hours left on the grant.
bq. 2:56 Benchmark.t hanging
4:08 RT#119505 Segfault in S_regmatch from bad backreference
3:12 RT#119529 Filehandle opened from ref to ref hangs on reading
2:23 RT#119847 formats loop chewing RAM for non SvPVs
2:24 RT#119855 chdir, taint, and if
0:23 RT#120102 CORE::select ignoring timeout var's magic
0:48 RT#120112 "foreach my TYPE" sometimes raises wrong syntax error.
2:05 RT#120182 B::Deparse fails at UTF-8 in regexes
1:56 RT#120202 Tie::Handle appends extra copies of $\ to output
0:30 RT#120244 a2p access before start of buffer
0:30 RT#120282 stop sv_2bool_flags from calling itself
2:52 RT#120288 -bareword gives various errors instead of "-bareword"
7:54 RT#120292 Can't find any loadable formatter class...
9:23 process p5p mailbox
**41:24 Total (HH::MM)**