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Re: [groff] 1.22.4.rc4 - Final RC before official 1.22.4

From: Deri
Subject: Re: [groff] 1.22.4.rc4 - Final RC before official 1.22.4
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:30:14 +0000

On Saturday, 8 December 2018 23:52:04 GMT Bertrand Garrigues wrote:
> > On Solaris 10, Perl 5.8.4 is in use.  On that ancient version of Perl,
> > Deri's latest gropdf(1) endianness fix is ineffective because support
> > for "L<" appears to be broken in unpack(3p).
> [...]
> > I don't think we should attempt to work around that ancient Perl bug.
> > I mean, srsly, Perl 5.8.4 in 2018?
> I can't judge if it would be easy or not to work around this problem (I
> let Deri comment on that), but I agree that it's probably not worth
> spending too much time on it.

I'm sure there are alternative workarounds, but I'm wondering if the 
ghostscript fonts are equally ancient, I'm not certain, but I believe at some 
time in the past the fonts were the .pfa type and so are not binary and a 
different code path is used in gropdf.

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