Bug#511674: ITP: libthread-queue-perl -- Perl module for thread-safe queues
Owner: Damyan Ivanov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[Cc-ed to email@example.com since this module is in perl-modules]
* Package name : libthread-queue-perl
Version : 2.11
Upstream Author : Jerry D. Hedden, <jdhedden AT cpan DOT org>
* URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Thread-Queue/
* License : same as Perl (Artstic or GPL)
Programming Lang: Perl
Description : Perl module for thread-safe queues
Thread::Queue provides thread-safe FIFO queues that can be accessed
safely by any number of threads.
Any data types supported by threads::shared can be passed via queues:
* Ordinary scalars
* Array refs
* Hash refs
* Scalar refs
* Objects based on the above
Ordinary scalars are added to queues as they are.
If not already thread-shared, the other complex data types will be
cloned (recursively, if needed, and including any blessings and
read-only settings) into thread-shared structures before being placed
onto a queue.
Thread::Queue is now included in perl-modules.
The reason for a package separate from perl-modules is that I need a
version (2.11) newer than the one in perl-modules (2.00, same as in perl
5.8). 2.11 is needed by Padre 0.25 (ITP#492696).
Perl maintainers, please tell me if you want me to hold this package,
for example because you are planning to upgrade Thread::Queue in
perl-modules. Otherwise, please be prepared to add libthread-queue-perl
to Conflicts/Provides list of perl-modules when that is upgraded to
includes a version same or superseding the one in the separate package.
Upgrading only Thread::Queue in perl-modules would also need upgrading
thread::shared because T::Q 2.11 needs t::s 1.21, while perl-modules has
1.14. Separate libthread-shared-perl has 1.21.
This is a complex matter to me so your advice is appreciated.