perl-5.22.0-RC2 / Perl distributions

Ken Brown
Fri Jul 10 19:45:00 GMT 2015

On 7/10/2015 3:33 PM, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-07-10 at 14:30 -0400, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 5/25/2015 2:45 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
>>> BTW, I contacted Philip Kime, the author of Biber, about
>>> Unicode::Normalize.  He told me that version 1.18 is unusably slow.
>>> Here's a bug report he filed about it:
>>> I think he's planning to pursue it further.
>> It doesn't look like anything is going to change in the near future.
>> According to the bug report I cited, Biber runs slower by a factor of 20
>> with version 1.18 of Unicode::Normalize than with version 1.17.  I don't
>> think that's acceptable.
>> The only solution I can think of is to ship Biber as a self-contained
>> Perl Archive made with PAR::Packer[*], built with version 1.17 of
>> Unicode::Normalize.  I've gotten the latter from backpan and built it
>> locally using the attached cygport file.
>> Does anyone have a better idea?
> Just ship 1.17 instead as curr:?

Sure, if that's OK with Achim.  I'm not sure what impact that might have 
on other Perl modules that depend on Unicode::Normalize, if we have any 
in the distro.


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