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  • You say it as if somebody evaluated it as a correct approach... :-( I thought about 'use utf8' for some time, and my conclusion was that it is a complete mess. I observe this discussion, and all I ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Aug 28, 1999 at 11:02 am
    Sep 17, 1999 at 6:58 pm
  • At the O'Reilly conference Sarathy announced that he plans to release 5.6 in "a couple of months". However, several components of the 5.6 version (for example, the documentation) still require a lot ...
    Johan VromansJohan Vromans
    Aug 28, 1999 at 4:41 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 9:49 pm
  • POD is a nice way to easily write documents using a minimum of mark up since very much of the document structuring and desired appearance can be inferred from the layout and context. While writing a ...
    Johan VromansJohan Vromans
    Aug 31, 1999 at 2:08 pm
    Sep 3, 1999 at 11:40 pm
  • The DTD that makes the most sense to me is a simplified subset of DocBook. Creating a Pod-XML DTD seems to be creating more work instead of reducing it. (I'm also assuming that PodParser can intuit ...
    Adam TuroffAdam Turoff
    Aug 27, 1999 at 10:08 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 2:37 am
  • The lib.pm module delivered with the core Perl package does not check for duplicate entries when it appends paths to the @INC array. This is normally not a problem but becomes annoying when used in a ...
    Tod IrwinTod Irwin
    Aug 31, 1999 at 8:27 pm
    Oct 13, 1999 at 6:54 pm
  • --- ./pod/perlre.pod~~ Mon Aug 2 16:20:36 1999 +++ ./pod/perlre.pod Fri Aug 27 15:53:30 1999 @@ -289,7 +289,8 @@ Perl defines the following zero-width as \A Match only at beginning of string \Z Match ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Aug 27, 1999 at 11:02 pm
    Aug 28, 1999 at 9:03 pm
  • Russ Allbery writes: : Caring about appearance is fundamentally the wrong attitude to bring to : writing technical documentation, because people *will* read it in formats : that you haven't even ...
    Larry WallLarry Wall
    Aug 27, 1999 at 10:04 pm
    Aug 31, 1999 at 1:10 pm
  • In this short essay I will not address the documentation aspects of vec(). As a matter of fact, I propose making vec() even more difficult to explain by extending its functionality. In this short a ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 29, 1999 at 7:20 pm
    Sep 2, 1999 at 12:47 am
  • Possible list problem. I've just got the copy of a message I posted to p5p (see below). When I sent it, it had a MIME attachment, when it arrived back from the list the attachment is gone. I've just ...
    Paul MarquessPaul Marquess
    Aug 29, 1999 at 9:48 am
    Aug 31, 1999 at 8:12 am
  • Notice the new layout of the SYNOPSIS section, the addition of a mandatory EXAMPLES section, and the common SEE ALSO section. Comments? :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::: ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Aug 30, 1999 at 10:49 pm
    Sep 1, 1999 at 3:15 am
  • Currently, the entries in perlfunc look like localtime EXPR or like substr EXPR,OFFSET,LEN,REPLACEMENT substr EXPR,OFFSET,LEN substr EXPR,OFFSET or like vec EXPR,OFFSET,BITS And certain people want ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Aug 27, 1999 at 11:13 pm
    Aug 28, 1999 at 2:48 pm
  • [A complimentary Cc of this posting was sent to Rick Delaney <rick.delaney@home.com ], who wrote in article <37C7657C.31EBBD3@home.com : If I remember the discussion on p5p correctly, this feature ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Aug 28, 1999 at 5:26 am
    Sep 20, 1999 at 4:50 pm
  • Has anyone else seen perl seg fault on a rh60 i386 box? I've not been able to put tweak the bug in a purpose-built script, but it is deterministic in the script I'm working on (but cannot post). (Ie, ...
    James H. Cloos Jr.James H. Cloos Jr.
    Aug 29, 1999 at 10:47 pm
    Aug 31, 1999 at 1:49 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from jhi@alpha.hut.fi, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00558. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 28, 1999 at 9:27 pm
    Aug 29, 1999 at 8:46 pm
  • JarauschJarausch
    Aug 30, 1999 at 1:49 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 3:24 pm
  • I might as well comment now - after the bulk of the perl conference is done. Here's to hoping that it doesn't get lost in the POD && XML typhoon.. How about 'use ISA' or 'use BASE' and hooks inside ...
    Ed PeschkoEd Peschko
    Aug 27, 1999 at 10:22 pm
    Aug 28, 1999 at 4:31 am
  • I meant that every op "that deals with characters" cares. And it isn't like GIMME at all, in that you have to navigate all the way back up to the function call every time. (GIMME typically only looks ...
    Gurusamy SarathyGurusamy Sarathy
    Aug 27, 1999 at 10:54 pm
    Aug 28, 1999 at 1:31 am
  • There's a tremendous amount of work to be done here before we get to ship. Here was what I used to pull them out, and then I hand crosschecked perldiag.pod. while(< ) { next unless ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Aug 31, 1999 at 2:19 am
    Sep 6, 1999 at 12:46 pm
  • The GNU Emacs people went through a lot of troubles when they extended Emacs to handle wide characters. It took a couple of releases to get it right. Can we learn from their experiences? Ilya? (I ...
    Johan VromansJohan Vromans
    Aug 31, 1999 at 6:14 am
    Aug 31, 1999 at 7:41 pm
  • I think it's time to look at a 5.005_04 patch. But I've learned from 5.004_05 that it's a good idea to ask for a list of requested updates. So, please submit your requests for 5.005_04, *especially* ...
    Chip SalzenbergChip Salzenberg
    Aug 29, 1999 at 8:33 pm
    Aug 31, 1999 at 8:01 am
  • This patch for 5.005_61 updates lexical warnings as follows: 1. The pragma has been renamed from "warning" to "warnings". All references to the old pragma name have been changed. 2. Moved the ...
    Paul MarquessPaul Marquess
    Aug 29, 1999 at 9:07 am
    Aug 29, 1999 at 6:26 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from cloos@jhcloos.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl 5.00561. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    James H. Cloos Jr.James H. Cloos Jr.
    Aug 30, 1999 at 9:18 pm
    Sep 1, 1999 at 6:56 am
  • In tuning a script (code2html) that loads a (possibly large) source code file in to memory and then marks it up with HTML, I came across a need for spos(), --start position--which would be like pos() ...
    Barrie SlaymakerBarrie Slaymaker
    Aug 31, 1999 at 12:56 pm
    Sep 1, 1999 at 2:55 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from jvromans@squirrel.nl, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00502. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Johan VromansJohan Vromans
    Aug 30, 1999 at 2:10 pm
    Aug 31, 1999 at 2:43 pm
  • Perl 5 will be 5 years old on 10/17/99. From daemon@kenya.isu.edu Mon Oct 17 17:03:09 1994 Return-Path: <daemon@kenya.isu.edu Errors-To: mailserv@kenya.isu.edu Date: Mon, 17 Oct 94 16:48:04 -0700 ...
    Jeff OkamotoJeff Okamoto
    Aug 30, 1999 at 8:15 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 8:53 pm
  • This is a build failure report (with a patch) for os/390 R 2.6. FWIW I obtained a warning on util.c that mentioned: `sh cflags libperl.a util.o` util.c CCCMD = c89 -DPERL_CORE -c -DMAXSIG=38 -DOEMVS ...
    Peter PrymmerPeter Prymmer
    Aug 28, 1999 at 1:51 am
    Aug 30, 1999 at 8:52 pm
  • Hm. There are two ways you can go with foo(3) inside L< : 1. L<foo(3) and foo(3) should be exactly the same thing, and some heuristics should be applied to decide whether to make it into a "link" (<a ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Aug 27, 1999 at 11:02 pm
    Aug 27, 1999 at 11:41 pm
  • ----------------------------------------------------------------- Umask is set back before writing .packlist lib/ExtUtils/Install.pm 139d138 < umask $umask unless $Is_VMS; 145a145 ...
    Martin LichtinMartin Lichtin
    Aug 29, 1999 at 9:03 am
    Sep 1, 1999 at 1:55 pm
  • Colin Kuskie wrote While you're changing things, why not correct the grammar as well, i.e. to "Can't remove ... " ? In perldiag *and* in the source, of course :-) Mike Guy
    M.J.T. GuyM.J.T. Guy
    Aug 31, 1999 at 3:14 pm
    Aug 31, 1999 at 6:24 pm
  • Could you recreate this patch against the _61? (as _61 already includes most of it...) -- $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'. # It is 'dead'. ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 29, 1999 at 11:24 am
    Aug 29, 1999 at 8:58 pm
  • Yes. I do. You just significantly increased the visual clutter. B<word is three characters of markup to four characters of text, and the markup is largely visual noise that's easier to ignore. <B ...
    Russ AllberyRuss Allbery
    Aug 27, 1999 at 11:53 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 4:08 pm
  • OK, I've done a bunch of testing with this stuff, and seems to be ready for prime time. The gzip'ed patch file is 80KB in size, so I'm only including a pointer to it. For those who have suitably ...
    Spider-perlSpider-perl
    Aug 29, 1999 at 7:03 am
    Aug 29, 1999 at 9:22 pm
  • The 705032707 indicates that truncation from 5 gigabytes to 32-bit worlds took place. On which filesystem and more importantly what kind of a filesystem did you run the test? ufs? tmpfs? nfs? Hmmm. ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 29, 1999 at 11:04 am
    Aug 29, 1999 at 3:09 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from rkc@bruno.eyrie.af.mil, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Rob CunninghamRob Cunningham
    Aug 31, 1999 at 11:27 pm
    Sep 1, 1999 at 1:20 am
  • The only *should* is that more specific pattern should be before less specific one. If it does not contradict this rule, alphabetizing is the *next* goal. Ilya
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Aug 31, 1999 at 8:27 pm
    Sep 1, 1999 at 12:21 am
  • Dear aouthor, I met a error message in "make"steps, and I enclosed the information in last mail. but a pity that enclosed file lost. Now I paste them below: ---------------------------- What is your ...
    Anding BiAnding Bi
    Aug 30, 1999 at 11:39 pm
    Aug 31, 1999 at 5:22 pm
  • I tried to send mail to perl-loop but it bounced. Who is the current maintainer? -- "Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by stupidity." via, but not speaking for Deutsche Bank
    Joshua N PritikinJoshua N Pritikin
    Aug 30, 1999 at 7:50 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 10:54 pm
  • RyanRyan
    Aug 30, 1999 at 2:00 am
    Aug 30, 1999 at 2:07 pm
  • Dear author I met some Error when I make the perl5 under Irix 6.4 system. I did the job just like what your README file said, and What I Have Done is enclosed in the attatch file. I'm not sure what I ...
    Bi AndingBi Anding
    Aug 29, 1999 at 2:26 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 1:56 pm
  • ----------------------------------------------------------------- The ./Configure line: if $contains '_IO_fpos_t' `./findhdr stdio.h` /dev/null 2 &1 ; then doesn't work for Redhat 6.0, because ...
    Martin LichtinMartin Lichtin
    Aug 29, 1999 at 9:07 am
    Aug 29, 1999 at 10:58 am
  • Hi, Played a little with qmailanalog and the last hours logfiles. ~90% of the outgoing mails from p5p and the other mailinglists on perl.org have been delivered from tmtowtdi.perl.org in less than 12 ...
    Ask Bjoern HansenAsk Bjoern Hansen
    Aug 28, 1999 at 5:40 am
    Aug 28, 1999 at 5:56 am
  • Hoi <dan@sidhe.org , Yes, you can, at least in the three cases that matter: 1. You can cast the void*s you get from malloc() and friends to XPVHV*. 2. Casting a NULL void* produces a NULL XPVHV* 3. ...
    Hans MulderHans Mulder
    Aug 31, 1999 at 10:47 pm
    Aug 31, 1999 at 10:47 pm
  • The patch to the Pod::Html module helps make the pod2html output format look a lot more like it should. --- /usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/Pod/Html.pm_orig Tue Aug 31 16:19:22 1999 +++ ...
    David HarrisDavid Harris
    Aug 31, 1999 at 8:13 pm
    Aug 31, 1999 at 8:13 pm
  • See change below. I think you wanted to test the length of the array, not the first element and shift. [user1@hoho0 test]$ cat test.pl #!/usr/local/bin/perl -w #shift.pl 19990805 NHA #Illustrate bug ...
    Bob GustafsonBob Gustafson
    Aug 31, 1999 at 12:45 pm
    Aug 31, 1999 at 12:45 pm
  • -- Welcome to the macperl-porters mailing list! Please save this message for future reference. Thank you. If you ever want to remove yourself from this mailing list, send the following command in ...
    MajordomoMajordomo
    Aug 30, 1999 at 6:37 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 6:37 pm
  • I know this isn't strictly on-topic, but I couldn't think where else to send it. If you're not in the San Jose area, you can ignore this right off the bat. Anyway, if anyone out there has been ...
    Larry WallLarry Wall
    Aug 30, 1999 at 6:34 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 6:34 pm
  • I'm not sure if anyone is addressing these type of issues, but I thought I would send it just in case... I was happy to see perl was included with Apple's new OSX server. I installed a perl script ...
    Tim SchmitzTim Schmitz
    Aug 30, 1999 at 3:44 pm
    Aug 30, 1999 at 3:44 pm
  • From: Dan Sugalski Lexical Warnings uses both $^W and ${^Warnings}. The patch I just posted moved the bitmask from $^B to ${^Warnings}. I think Ilya (?) wanted $^B for something else. Paul
    Paul MarquessPaul Marquess
    Aug 30, 1999 at 8:27 am
    Aug 30, 1999 at 8:27 am
  • From: Ask Bjoern Hansen I guess so. Paul
    Paul MarquessPaul Marquess
    Aug 30, 1999 at 8:27 am
    Aug 30, 1999 at 8:27 am
  • I am trying to build DBI (and then DBD::Oracle) under HPUX 11.00. It has to be threaded because the Oracle OCI libraries for 11.X (Oracle 8.0.5) are threaded, and there are no non-thread versions ...
    Randy J. RayRandy J. Ray
    Aug 30, 1999 at 3:02 am
    Aug 30, 1999 at 3:02 am
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