Perl and IPv6. It's alright now.

Duncan Garland duncan.garland at
Sun Apr 17 20:11:09 BST 2011

Hi Jesse,

Ok, I'll see if I can organise something.

Perl 5.13 is a beta release which is due to become the production release
5.14  this year isn't it? Can I conclude that 5.14 is expected to have good
quality IPv6 support.



-----Original Message-----
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[ at] On Behalf Of Jesse Vincent
Sent: 17 April 2011 14:44
To: Perl M[ou]ngers
Subject: Re: Perl and IPv6. It's alright now.

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 02:02:59PM +0100, Duncan Garland wrote:
> Hi,
> I was half-involved in a discussion about IPv6 on Friday.


> I think some wheels were turning in the background. In the middle of 
> last year one of the people who had been highlighting the problems, 
> Steffan, filed it as a bug with p5p. He lists a number of tasks as 
> completed (several by him) and a number more as outstanding. There are 
> half a dozen constructive replies and then it goes quiet.
> That was nine months ago.
> What's the situation now?
> Does anybody have a high-level summary of the current situation? Would 
> anybody like to write one? I don't think I'm the right person. I don't 
> know if it's alright now or not.

Please test Perl 5.13.11 and tell us if all the primitives you need are in Everything should work fine.

If you need this support on earlier perls, please test out things like

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