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Re: Status of perl-bindings-improvements branch?

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_mit.edu>
Date: 2007-06-10 01:10:32 CEST

John, Nik: have you had a chance to work on the perl bindings
improvements at all in the past few months? Is it in a reasonable
state to move to trunk?


On 3/28/07, John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com> wrote:
> Nik Clayton wrote:
> > What's missing is:
> >
> > a) Updated documentation that shows (1) how to call all the methods that
> > were previously wrapped using named parameters (the old positional
> > parameter calling mechanism still works), (2) new documentation for all
> > the methods that have been wrapped that weren't previously wrapped.
> >
> > b) Tests that cover the new methods.
> >
> > Note also that the methods wrapped are those that were in svnclient when
> > the branch was cut, and won't include (yet) any that have been newly added.
> >
> > I suspect that planning to merge this back for 1.5.0 is probably a bad
> > idea, given the amount of work involved in (a) and (b) above (it's not
> > difficult work, it's just that there's quite a lot of it). If there was
> > going to a be 1.5.1 for (say) around June then that's probably much more
> > realistic.
> Since we don't know when 1.5.0 is going to be cut, I'm going to proceed
> on working on a(2) now. If we can document the newly wrapped methods,
> even if we don't fully document/test the named parameter calling style,
> then we are ahead of the game. Tests of a(2) then become the next
> priority. I don't want to get into a situation where the new Perl
> bindings work becomes blocked for 1.5.1 because /nothing/ was added in
> 1.5.0. If there isn't a problem with the bindings work going into 1.5.1
> instead, then I'm more than happy to wait.
> > There are a handful of bug reports about the Perl bindings, where people
> > have submitted patches to wrap specific new functions. I haven't
> > reviewed them in detail, but they're good candidates for 1.5.0.
> I can also finish up the work on these (since I already applied those to
> the branch before I went missing). It's Spring Break next week, so if I
> can find a quiet spot, I can bang out some POD pretty quickly.
> John
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