[ic] Perl bundled modules assumptions patch

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Mon Mar 1 10:41:09 UTC 2010

On 01/03/10 21:43, Stefan Hornburg (Racke) wrote:
> Jon Jensen wrote:
>> Folks,
>> As the years wear on, Perl comes bundled with more and more standard
>> modules that once were optional. The current development version of
>> Interchange requires Perl 5.8.5, and because of that there are at
>> least three modules which can now be assumed to be installed if
>> Interchange runs at all:
>> Digest::MD5
>> MIME::Base64
>> Storable
>> Those were standard at least as far back as Perl 5.8.3 (according to
>> perlmodlib).
>> Attached is a patch that removes the extra checks and a fallback
>> behavior Interchange has in case those modules are missing.
>> Can anyone think of any downside to applying this patch? Are there
>> other modules that should get the same treatment?
> That makes sense to me. What about upgrades from catalogs running
> without Storable?

isn't Storable just used for sessions?  So just put an UPGRADE note that
if you're upgrading from an old perl to dump all the sessions during the


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