2012.03.18 in #34
Faster DBD::Oracle if you are using a threaded Perl
Martin Evans tells about a huge change in DBD::Oracle coming from Dave Mitchell that will provide a substantial speed-up. It's interesting to see that he suspects the debugging to have caused the slower performance in threaded perl.
2012.03.26 in #35
Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Month 24
Dave Mitchell writes about his small progress in fixing core perl bugs in February.
2012.06.09 in #46
Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Month 27
Dave Mitchell was mostly working on code-blocks in regexes.
2012.09.12 in #60
Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Months 29 & 30
Dave Mitchell reporting for July and August.
2012.10.03 in #63
Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Month 31
The report of Dave Mitchell contains a couple interesting issues with the regex engine of perl. For example you probably knew that using $` or $' will make your regexes slow. Did you also know that using these variables can make your regexes correct? It has been fixed now. (I'll let you guess which part was fixed.).
2012.11.26 in #71
Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Month 32
Dave Mitchell was mostly working on the core Deparse.pm module adding tests, and adding a new facility to B.pm
2013.03.25 in #87
Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Months 35 & 36
Dave Mitchell reports that in the last 2 months he hardly had any time for the Perl 5 maintenance grant work.
2013.04.22 in #92
Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Month 37
This is the TPF grant report of Dave Mitchell. He did not have much time this month and he mainly worked to unblock the release of perl 5.18.
2013.06.10 in #99
Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Month 39
The report of Dave Mitchell. Apparently he has used all the allocated hours (and money) from his previous grant. You will see a new grant request from him soon.
2014.01.14 in #130
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 2 (Nov 2013)
This is the, now irregular, report of Dave Mitchell.
2014.03.14 in #138
A Faster Perl Runtime in Tiny Steps
Apparently now Booking.com is sponsoring Dave Mitchell directly to improve the performance of perl. Steffen Muller explains the changes Dave made in a human readable way.
2014.03.18 in #139
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 5 (Feb 2014)
The grant report of Dave Mitchell.
2014.04.09 in #142
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 6 (March 2014)
The report of Dave Mitchell.
2014.10.05 in #167
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 11
Dave Mitchell reporsts on his progress improving perl.
2014.10.28 in #171
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 12
This is the regular report of Dave Mitchell.
2014.12.15 in #178
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core
Dave Mitchell's monthly report for his work on the Perl 5 core, funded by a grant. The main item of note was his awesome work on a benchmarking tool.
2015.04.27 in #197
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report, Months 17, & 18
Dave spent the month mainly fixing issues reported by the Coverity static code analyser, and fixing assorted bugs that were in the main 5.22 blockers.
2015.05.14 in #199
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Dave's monthly report
There's probably not much in this, relatively short, list that most readers will understand, but I think it's important we all acknowledge Dave's work. This is a key part of the grind that keeps Perl 5 moving forward.
2015.09.02 in #215
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 22
Dave Mitchell reports on his work on the Perl core. His optimization of subroutine argument passing, amongst other things, looks fantastic.
2015.11.05 in #224
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 24
The monthly report of Dave Mitchell.
2016.05.26 in #253
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 31
2016.06.18 in #256
Dave Mitchell's report
Dave spent some time trying to make Scope::Upper work under Perl 5.24.
2016.08.25 in #266
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 34
2016.09.29 in #271
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 35
2016.10.17 in #274
Dave Mitchell's Grant Report
An update on work done by Dave under his grant for maintaining Perl 5 core.
2017.01.09 in #287
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: October / November 2016 report
2017.01.17 in #287
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: December 2016 report
2017.02.07 in #290
Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: January 2017 report
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