I've discussed these changes with many of the consumers of this data here at the hackathon, for whatever that's worth.
fix some tests; hard tabs required!
normalize regexp indenting
refuse to parse non-ASCII distnames for now
(approved by rjbs, dagolden, andk)
in a trial release, -TRIAL is not part of the version
discussed with/approved by xdg, andk, oanders, rjbs
-TRIAL2 (and -TRIAL0 and -TRIAL999) are ok
So it can be! Andreas and I looked over the contents of CPAN and found nothing -TRIAL that was not -TRIAL.ext or -TRIALn.ext, so I've updated to just that both in this pull request and in andk/pause#84 which will probably be applied today.
Thanks for the correction!