Revision history for perl pragma common::sense. 3.75 Thu Apr 2 09:53:01 CEST 2020 - make build (more) reproducible. - removed "portable" from the warnngs list, as 32 bit perls (as opposed to 32 bit platforms) are practically extinct and it warns about a weird subset of operations, i.e. 64 bit hex() is not ok, 64 bit addition is fine, makes no sense. Moreso, other than hex/oct etc. harassment, there is nothing in this category that could be otherwise useful. 3.74 Mon Jun 29 14:39:26 CEST 2015 - the generated README file was empty. 3.73 Sat May 31 22:37:21 CEST 2014 - remove "deprecated", as it turned out to be yet another time bomb as p5p don't care the least about backwards compatibility anymore (https://rt.perl.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=119123). - switching paths once more as this turned out to be a doc bug in eumm. this should not affect anything though. 3.72 Wed Jul 31 19:44:18 CEST 2013 - install paths were wrong for current MakeMaker (reported by various people). 3.71 Wed Jul 31 02:34:48 CEST 2013 - CPAN failed to parse the version number in 3.7, try to work around. 3.7 Wed Jul 31 01:26:50 CEST 2013 - move pod to separate file, to further improve loading times. - make it arch-specific, adding a test that warns when an old version is still installed. - due to a logic glitch, warnings were not enabled at all on 5.16. 3.6 Sun Jun 17 14:24:53 CEST 2012 - work around more 5.16 breakage - $^H doesn't work as nicely as p5p make you to believe. - add features: unicode_strings current_sub fc evalbytes. - disable features: array_base. 3.5 Wed Mar 7 20:50:48 CET 2012 - localise $^W, as this causes warnings with 5.16 when some lost soul uses -w. common::sense doesn't support $^W, but tries to shield module authors and programs from its ill effects. If you enable $^W, then you normally get to keep the pieces because you change semantics of other people's code. 3.4 Fri Jan 14 07:17:16 CET 2011 - remove "regexp" category. this is rather painful as it's a large class, but unfortunately, somebody thought emitting a warning when you match more than 32kb of text is in some way useful, which spoils the whole category. - use META.json instead of META.yml - apparently YAML parsers don't actually exist. 3.3 Fri Jul 2 22:40:14 CEST 2010 - removed "exiting" category - this is too useful to create new control statements, and fails utterly with eval, as eval will catch the (fatal) warning itself. Kind of hurts, but this is just another warning category which is too broad and has to be disabled fully because of a minority of issues. 3.2 Fri Apr 16 01:46:02 CEST 2010 - removed "substr" warning - while it overall is a good category, "substr '', 2" is entirely sensible. 3.1 Sat Apr 3 04:56:36 CEST 2010 - removed "parenthesis" warning: sysread $fh, my $buf, -s $fh; # ok sysread $fh, my $buf, $size; # warning Made no sense to me, especially as $size is in scope. - no longer hardcode warning/struct bits, calculate them at installation time, for when I will no longer be alive etc. - tweaked documentation. 3.0 Tue Dec 15 03:24:28 CET 2009 - enable "use utf8" effect by default. - removed "utf8" warning category. while this contains useful security stuff, it also makes implementing security stuff almost impossible, as it completely mangles perls internal utf8 encoding with actual utf-8 encoding, and confuses "unicode", "string codepoints" and "utf-8" so much that it becomes practically unusable. 2.03 Wed Dec 2 18:38:53 CET 2009 - removed "unopened" warning category, as this breaks "stat _", which seems to be a bug in all perl versions (see perlbug #71002). - some doc updates. 2.02 Wed Nov 4 12:04:08 CET 2009 - no functional changes. - add META.yml clarification to the faq, tune the docs a bit and add a "much reduced typing" section. - unfortunately, the tone of the manpage has tightened and is more serious in many parts now. We consider this a bug that we plan to fix before 2100. 2.01 Mon Oct 5 17:01:48 CEST 2009 - add a FAQ section. - use a more future-proof way to set the warning mask. 2.0 Tue Sep 1 20:28:25 CEST 2009 - codename "fatality", now with big doses of... fatality. - enabled an enourmous number of warnings and made them FATAL, as warned about in earlier releases. Of course we carefully tested the new warnings against our modules, as mentioned in the manpage, too. 1.0 Sat Aug 22 22:08:50 CEST 2009 - no functional changes. - really, the first version of common sense! - slightly improved documentation. - forgot to include license. 0.04 Sun Aug 2 10:29:23 CEST 2009 - added "what others..." section. - reinforce attempt at world domination. 0.03 Thu Jul 9 20:16:33 CEST 2009 - first public release, written on the Piratenstammtisch (http://wiki.piratenpartei.de/Stammtisch_Karlsruhe). 0.01 Thu Jul 9 17:48:00 CEST 2009 - original version; cloned from Convert::Scalar.