[ic] Next IRC meeting

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Thu Sep 24 11:46:30 UTC 2009

Peter wrote:
> On 09/24/2009 04:07 AM, Stefan Hornburg wrote:
>> Peter wrote:
>>> * PerlAlwaysGlobal and PerlNoStrict directives.
>>> 	I wasn't even aware these existed until Stefan pointed them out just
>>> now.  Apparently they were workarounds for issues that no longer exist
>>> and they are completely undocumented (as far as I can tell).  Can we get
>>> rid of them?  This may be more appropriate to just discuss on the
>>> mailing list.
>> >From WHATSNEW in 5.7.2:
>> --snip--
>> * Allow catalogs to be set to have Perl always global by default.
>>       AllowGlobal        catname
>>       PerlAlwaysGlobal   catname
>>     This is a global directive (i.e. interchange.cfg).
>>     [perl global=0] will still be honored, i.e. that will be interpreted
>>     by Safe.
>>   * Allow catalogs to turn off "strict" in global mode by default:
>>       PerlNoStrict       catname
>>     This is a global directive (i.e. interchange.cfg).
>>   This is intended as an easy way to allow catalogs to work all right
>>   with Vend::Charset. Sad, but can't think of any better way short of
>>   maintaining our own version of the UTF8 modules. It is really sad,
>>   because the Perl powers that be have totally abandoned Opcode and
>>   Safe.
>> --snap--
>> Please comment. I'm in favour of removing these directives.
> Are the issues these were intended to work around now resolved?

No, not all of them (Encode::Alias). But you can switch off UTF8
completely in your Interchange, so why keep them?


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