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  • My friend asked me to help her set up her laptop for Perl programming to be ready for the Chicago Hackathon. First thing I got her to compile 5.8.8 from scratch. Her reaction to the verbosity of ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 6, 2006 at 6:03 pm
    Nov 17, 2006 at 6:24 pm
  • I would like to release 5.9.5 soon. I know it's not quite stable, but it's reasonably feature-complete. The Plan is then to stabilize the stuff and sort out the smoke failures, plus try a good chunk ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 21, 2006 at 5:35 pm
    Nov 29, 2006 at 3:55 pm
  • I won't point a finger at who's to blame, but I consider this a bug: lt09:/home/merijn 101 perl -MGetopt::Long -e'my $v = 0; GetOptions ("v:1" = \$v)' lt09:/home/merijn 102 perl -Mbignum ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 15, 2006 at 7:08 pm
    Nov 17, 2006 at 1:36 pm
  • I still don't know whether the mempool header testing for being in the same mempool (in perlio.c) is the right thing to do but to combat cut-and-pastitis (same code in op.c) here's a patch that ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Nov 27, 2006 at 2:13 pm
    Dec 6, 2006 at 2:11 pm
  • So in attempting to build PAR on Windows, an inappropriate installation of perl58.dll into Windows\system32 by WordPerfect Mail resulted in the following error message. Removing the perl58.dll from ...
    Glenn LindermanGlenn Linderman
    Nov 1, 2006 at 11:55 pm
    Nov 4, 2006 at 1:16 am
  • I still have a problem in which my "overnight" smokes aren't remotely "overnight" any more -- one or more configurations (not always the same ones) regularly hang indefinitely until I arrive in the ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Nov 3, 2006 at 9:26 am
    Nov 8, 2006 at 11:51 pm
  • Hi all! Put the following in a file called "Test2.pl" (with a capital "T"): <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; eval " #line 5 Test2.pl print 6*2, \"\n\"; "; for my $i (1 ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Nov 10, 2006 at 7:02 pm
    Nov 17, 2006 at 7:05 am
  • I must ask the community to accept the patch (reattached) or otherwise lead me a way on how to gain this. The benefit I get is single-file Tcl/Tk-enabled moveable executable for perl programs ...
    Konovalov, Vadim Vladimirovich (Vadim)** CTR **Konovalov, Vadim Vladimirovich (Vadim)** CTR **
    Nov 8, 2006 at 8:44 am
    Nov 17, 2006 at 3:14 pm
  • I've found that my Win32-SharedFileOpen module currently fails a bunch of tests using bleadperl: the test scripts croak with the error: refcnt_dec: fd 3: 0 <= 0 It works OK at patchlevel 29059. ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Nov 29, 2006 at 4:04 pm
    Mar 20, 2007 at 10:13 am
  • Running Mkbootstrap for Time::HiRes () D:\dev\perl\ver\trunk\miniperl.exe "-I..\..\..\lib" "-I..\..\..\lib" -MExtUtils::Command -e chmod 644 HiRes.bs link -out:..\..\..\lib\auto\Time\HiRes\HiRes.dll ...
    DemerphqDemerphq
    Nov 30, 2006 at 9:09 pm
    Dec 6, 2006 at 6:31 pm
  • Moin, attached is a small script I wrote to find out where qr// is slower then using normal regexps. te@linux:~/perl perl qr.pl 10000 Rate qr_foobar qr_foo_bar foobar qr_foobar 2658/s -- 0% -0% ...
    TelsTels
    Nov 22, 2006 at 5:02 pm
    Nov 28, 2006 at 9:41 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by jdhedden@1979.usna.com # Please include the string: [perl #40954] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Jdhedden @ 1979 . usna . comJdhedden @ 1979 . usna . com
    Nov 20, 2006 at 9:13 pm
    Nov 27, 2006 at 8:07 am
  • In perlfaq8, there is a "How do I check a valid mail address? <http://faq.perl.org/perlfaq9.html#How_do_I_check_a_val " entry. I'd like to suggest a re-worded version. The wording below is aimed at ...
    Aaron ShermanAaron Sherman
    Nov 13, 2006 at 8:19 pm
    Nov 15, 2006 at 10:25 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Hermann Schwarting # Please include the string: [perl #40641] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Hermann SchwartingHermann Schwarting
    Nov 1, 2006 at 8:42 pm
    Nov 4, 2006 at 7:17 pm
  • patch reverts patch #26334 there does nott appear to be a SAVETMPS for the FREETMPS and ends up freeing the wrong tempory variables. with this patch the error from my previous substr lvalue patch are ...
    Gerard GoossenGerard Goossen
    Nov 16, 2006 at 8:11 pm
    Jan 17, 2008 at 5:15 pm
  • I have now updated the Porting/Glossary file and some related things. I know that the last Configure change was incomplete in regard to VMS/Win32/epoc/... but I wanted to finish the Glossary ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 16, 2006 at 8:57 am
    Nov 27, 2006 at 5:47 pm
  • As Schwern quite rightly pointed out, Perl's is installer-friendly, but is a bit too choosy about who it considers to be its friends. Updating INSTALL is a bit beyond what I feel up to this ...
    Jesse VincentJesse Vincent
    Nov 7, 2006 at 12:53 am
    Nov 8, 2006 at 2:38 pm
  • While discussing some evil today with Jesse, I went to make a proof of concept selfless.pm, which does "my $self = shift" for you. I know there are several implementations of this, which requires ...
    Chia-liang KaoChia-liang Kao
    Nov 5, 2006 at 9:22 am
    Nov 6, 2006 at 4:35 pm
  • XS::APItest is currently (since #29248 perhaps?) giving me a linker error on Win32 relating to the use of croak() in core.c: core.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _croak ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Nov 15, 2006 at 9:34 am
    Nov 15, 2006 at 5:39 pm
  • Perl gurus -- I've recently been playing with handlers (blessed refs) in @INC, and it's working quite nicely. In my handler, if I set the proper path to each module in %INC, almost everything Just ...
    Ron IsaacsonRon Isaacson
    Nov 3, 2006 at 6:58 am
    Nov 13, 2006 at 4:45 pm
  • I think its been a while since anyone's examined the assumptions in the OS X (darwin) hint file. Here's some bits I question. I'm going to experiment a bit and report back. * GCC 4 means it uses -O3 ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 8, 2006 at 1:53 pm
    Nov 10, 2006 at 6:52 pm
  • if (%hash) {} is quite a bit slower than if (keys %hash) {} . This patch optimises the former into the latter when its used in a boolean expression which will not be stored to an sv. Thus my $x=1 && ...
    DemerphqDemerphq
    Nov 10, 2006 at 8:20 pm
    Oct 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm
  • I've just realized that a number of changes to win32/makefile.mk in recent times have rendered it incompatible with Sarathy's old build of dmake (still on CPAN as "dmake-4.1pl1-win32") by making use ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Nov 28, 2006 at 10:06 am
    May 30, 2007 at 5:10 pm
  • Hi, [I'm new here and have no idea what I'm doing really...] In the course of trying to improve Class::C3 (for the uninitiated, it implements an alternate (superior, IMHO) method resolution order for ...
    Brandon BlackBrandon Black
    Nov 10, 2006 at 5:33 am
    Dec 1, 2006 at 12:14 am
  • The attached patch fixes nearly all of the failures associated with thread destruction as reported here: http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/118258 The fix was to bring all the logic ...
    Jerry D. HeddenJerry D. Hedden
    Nov 15, 2006 at 7:37 pm
    Nov 24, 2006 at 9:49 pm
  • When building perl with VC8 there are a great many warnings emitted about deprecated CRT functions. These fall into two categories: 1. Functions that may be "unsafe" and for which new replacement ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Nov 22, 2006 at 6:04 pm
    Nov 23, 2006 at 12:35 pm
  • Now that we've finally got perl building with VC8, I'm trying to sort out the test failures. The first one that I'm looking at is t/io/inplace.t. This launches a ".\\perl.exe" child process 5 times ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Nov 9, 2006 at 4:44 pm
    Nov 13, 2006 at 6:14 pm
  • lib/warnings.t 'F'ails in smokes for ages now. If I pass you the info below, would you be able to point me to the `correct' way to attack it for a fix? x1:/pro/3gl/CPAN/perl-current/t 143 env ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 1, 2006 at 1:01 pm
    Nov 2, 2006 at 5:52 pm
  • Greetings, I thought this patch was long sent to p5p, but my mailarchive and a recent rsync show me this is not the case. So, as another prerequisite of CPANPLUS, here is Module::Load::Conditional, a ...
    Jos BoumansJos Boumans
    Nov 24, 2006 at 10:23 pm
    Dec 1, 2006 at 1:20 pm
  • In response to the following smoke failure for threads: http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/118132 I developed a threads 'torture' script to try to reproduce the problem (attached). The ...
    Jerry D. HeddenJerry D. Hedden
    Nov 14, 2006 at 5:10 pm
    Nov 15, 2006 at 4:07 pm
  • Hi, this patch reworks my earlier syntax changing patches. One basic objective of this patch is to avoid the (?...) pattern space due to its crowdednes, and also because all of the patterns of this ...
    DemerphqDemerphq
    Nov 6, 2006 at 2:39 pm
    Nov 13, 2006 at 2:01 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Glenn Linderman # Please include the string: [perl #40652] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Glenn LindermanGlenn Linderman
    Nov 2, 2006 at 7:55 pm
    Jul 4, 2013 at 5:19 am
  • ext/POSIX/t/posix.t hung after test 20 when perl is built with VC8 on Win32. The code after test 20 is: print POSIX::strftime("ok 21 # %H:%M, on %D\n", localtime()); (with a comment about ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Nov 22, 2006 at 3:30 pm
    Nov 30, 2006 at 8:25 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by rvtol@xs4all.nl # Please include the string: [perl #40854] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Rvtol @ xs4all . nlRvtol @ xs4all . nl
    Nov 13, 2006 at 11:07 am
    Nov 14, 2006 at 11:43 pm
  • Here's a small script, courtesy of an ex-coworker. When executing it, the memory usage increases, but no leak is detected by valgrind. For example, for 1000 loops, memory usage here goes from 412 to ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 13, 2006 at 5:06 pm
    Nov 14, 2006 at 9:37 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Ben Tilly # Please include the string: [perl #40645] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Ben TillyBen Tilly
    Nov 2, 2006 at 1:52 am
    Nov 11, 2006 at 2:05 pm
  • This has now been applied to devel in #29207 Change 29209 by merijn@merijn-lt09 on 2006/11/06 09:43:30 RE: [perl #26136] localtime(3) calls tzset(3), but localtime_r(3) may not. From: "Benjamin ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 6, 2006 at 9:48 am
    Nov 6, 2006 at 3:02 pm
  • This has been something that has been bothering me for a while since seeing the Perl debugger complaining about being forked, and not being able to create an xterm on VMS. Not having this ability has ...
    John E. MalmbergJohn E. Malmberg
    Nov 24, 2006 at 9:06 pm
    Dec 18, 2006 at 4:59 am
  • # New Ticket Created by nn6eumtr # Please include the string: [perl #40655] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Nn6eumtrNn6eumtr
    Nov 3, 2006 at 3:11 am
    Dec 2, 2006 at 5:56 pm
  • Grinder pointed out that literals before a \k<foo break the \k, which is wrong. Attached patch fixes and tests. Cheers, yves -- perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"
    DemerphqDemerphq
    Nov 28, 2006 at 10:10 pm
    Nov 29, 2006 at 3:30 pm
  • I just happened to notice this while testing blead and wanted to report it before I ran out. ../lib/Pod/t/man..........................................ok 1/21Variable length character upgraded in ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 8, 2006 at 10:34 pm
    Nov 24, 2006 at 10:29 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Steve Hay # Please include the string: [perl #40681] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Nov 5, 2006 at 1:45 am
    Nov 23, 2006 at 5:19 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Stas Bekman # Please include the string: [perl #40654] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Nov 3, 2006 at 12:48 am
    Nov 10, 2006 at 8:29 pm
  • The question was posed a few months ago, but not answered: should printf() and sprintf() produce taint errors when the format argument is tainted? I would favor this, but I'd like other opinions. ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 7, 2006 at 1:46 pm
    Nov 8, 2006 at 10:19 am
  • Hi, Your bugreport is actually two different bugs. The stack overflow/segv has been resolved already. The other part, that of the star quantifier not matching strings longer than 2**15-1 is still ...
    yves orton via RTyves orton via RT
    Nov 17, 2006 at 6:32 pm
    Jul 27, 2013 at 7:03 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Shlomi Fish # Please include the string: [perl #40995] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Nov 27, 2006 at 4:58 pm
    Mar 12, 2007 at 9:52 am
  • This is an patch to use mortals for substr with lvalue (http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2006-08/msg00511.html) There are also two tests, one for the reference count bug (which ...
    Gerard GoossenGerard Goossen
    Nov 15, 2006 at 10:04 pm
    Nov 21, 2006 at 1:28 pm
  • This patch (to Configure -- metaconfig would have to be updated separately, including adding a dependency on $hintfile) tones down the "WHOA THERE" message for the common case where Configure finds a ...
    Andy DoughertyAndy Dougherty
    Nov 7, 2006 at 7:41 pm
    Nov 21, 2006 at 10:26 am
  • I noticed that SUSPEND wasnt being handled by the optimiser properly. From the point of view of optimisation SUSPEND is a noop, but we were treating it as though it was a branch which was resulting ...
    DemerphqDemerphq
    Nov 16, 2006 at 7:32 pm
    Nov 20, 2006 at 1:27 pm
  • I disagree that this behaviour is intentional, although it might be as there is a test for its specific behaviour. However, I believe that this is a bug that has managed to evolve itself into a ...
    yves orton via RTyves orton via RT
    Nov 11, 2006 at 3:18 pm
    Nov 13, 2006 at 9:48 pm
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