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February 27, 2023 11:34
Re: Deprecation doesn't mean we have two release cycles beforethings break.
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On Mon, 27 Feb 2023 at 12:19, G.W. Haywood via perl5-porters <> wrote:

> Hi there,
> On Mon, 27 Feb 2023, Dave Cross wrote:
> > On Mon, 27 Feb 2023 at 10:56, G.W. Haywood via perl5-porters <
> >> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> I'm the maintainer of exactly one CPAN module, but since it's used by
> >> both Sendmail and Postfix users I'm very keen to keep it working.  It
> >> would help me greatly in this effort if for example a row or two could
> >> be added to this table:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> to show development versions of Perl ...
> >
> > The top seven rows on that page already show the most recent development
> > versions of Perl. So I'm not really sure what more information you're
> > asking for.
> Sorry, maybe I misunderstand.

I think you did. That tables lists released versions. Such tables would not
list every patch in blead.

> Is one of those what you'd call 'blead'?

No. You would need to build perl from a checkout of the repo at

However 5.37.9 contains the apostrophe patch. Unfortunately it does not
contain the smartmatch patches.

If your module does not use smartmatch or related features you are good.
That wasn't my point however, my point was it would be helpful if folks
could take the time to build perl against the latest commit in the blead
branch on github and then test it against their favourite modules. If
anything doesn't build, file a patch with the author of the module and or
maybe with us as an issue.

You can do this with 5.37.9 if you wish, but it will only validate the
apostrophe as a package separator deprecation, not the smartmatch


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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