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In my interpretation, the discussion moved on from removing restricted and locked hashes towards realizing that restricted and/or locked hashes can get a different hash implementation in the backend than plain hashes and maybe even plain hashes can get different implementations. This makes me somewhat happy because I really like using locked hashes for DBI query results and don't really care for the (potential) performance overhead.
Other people see a benefit in removing the performance overhead incurred by supporting restricted hashes, which I don't know about. But as these people know more about the internals, I'm inclined to trust them on their judgement as well.
Allowing different implementations of hashes opens up the interesting question of if or how a hash can move from one implementation to another, and personally I expect that only to happen for explicit assignments:
use feature 'superfast_hashes';
my %hash_with_implementation_A = ( foo => 'bar' );
no feature 'superfast_hashes';
my %hash_with_implementation_B = %hash_with_implementation_A;
We are happy to open up submissions for talks and tutorials, you can see all the details and submit at www.perlconference.us/tpc-2017-dc/cfp/. We are looking for talks about anything interesting to Perl Developers of all experience levels -- from specific techniques and libraries to good ways to organize an agile team or Getting Things Done ... related technologies like your favorite data storage engine or how you automated your home. If in doubt -- submit!
"We're looking for nominations for the 2016 White Camel Awards that recognize significant non-technical achievement in Perl and its community. Each year we recognize work in the broad categories of community, advocacy, and user groups. These people keep the Perl community going and deserve to be recognized!"
Tomorrow night (11/14/2016) the DFW Perl Mongers will be livestreaming our monthly meeting on youtube, with an introductory presentation on how to deploy Perl applications and microservices on Red Hat OpenShift (DevOps with Docker at cloud scale).
PRESENTATION: A Gentle Introduction to Perl on OpenShift
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm US Central
Location: Dallas Makerspace
1825 Monetary Ln, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (214) 699-6537
If you plan to attend online interactively with us, please install the hangouts app/plugin from google.com/hangouts and send your google ID *in advance* to dfw.perlmongers -at- gmail.com and we'll add you to the online classroom.
A mistake can be valuable or costly, depending on how faithfully you pursue correction
With David's permission and blessing, I've merged the numerous updates and features I wrote into my berrybrew into his.
If you want or need his previous version, checkout this commit (6bc28ae).
I want to thank David for providing this software originally, and being very polite and easy to communicate with. I do not use Windows as a normal platform, but whilst writing Test::BrewBuild, kind of needed it, and the only Windows perlbrew that was available.
There has been a security release of DBD::mysql, to address a bug dating back to 2005:
"A vulnerability was discovered that can lead to a buffer overflow, possibly triggered by user supplied data. This vulnerability is present in all releases at least back to versions 3.0 of the driver, which were released in 2005.
The CVE identifier for this vulnerability is CVE-2016-1246.