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  • I've been banging my head against a bunch of different Linux (and BSD) operating systems config issues over the last day, and Perl has not been helping much. I have a need to know which Linux ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Oct 21, 1999 at 12:12 am
    Oct 23, 1999 at 10:25 pm
  • ----- Forwarded message from Michael King <mike808@my-Deja.com ----- Delivered-To: perlmail-modules@perl.org To: modules@perl.org Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 13:21:54 -0700 From: Michael King ...
    Tim BunceTim Bunce
    Oct 11, 1999 at 11:59 pm
    Oct 21, 1999 at 5:52 am
  • Hi, I've just built 5.005_62 on Win32, with PERL_INTERNAL_GLOB. Nice. However, there is one aspect which I'm not sure of. Specifically, the globbing is case-sensitive. As Win32 is not case-sensitive, ...
    Paul MoorePaul Moore
    Oct 21, 1999 at 9:00 pm
    Nov 7, 1999 at 4:23 am
  • Hi, I'm putting the finishing touches on my changes to File::Glob. What I'd like to do is to extend the import() method supplied by Exporter, to take two "special" tags, :case and :nocase, which set ...
    Moore, PaulMoore, Paul
    Oct 28, 1999 at 10:57 am
    Oct 29, 1999 at 3:39 pm
  • To his astonishment and terror, and lasting delight, Sam saw a vast shape crash out of the trees and come careering down the slope. Big as a house, much bigger than a house, it looked to him, a ...
    Gurusamy SarathyGurusamy Sarathy
    Oct 15, 1999 at 6:53 pm
    Oct 19, 1999 at 11:15 pm
  • To: perlbug@perl.com Subject: Bug In Perl 5.005_61 Cc: faisal Reply-To: swiftkid@bigfoot.com This is a bug report for perl from swiftkid@bigfoot.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running ...
    Faisal NasimFaisal Nasim
    Oct 11, 1999 at 2:07 pm
    Oct 14, 1999 at 10:24 pm
  • How difficult would it be to add the path of the current working directory of the script itself into INC? I'm finding myself constantly doing the following hack: sub _dir { my $file = `which $0`; my ...
    Ed PeschkoEd Peschko
    Oct 20, 1999 at 8:35 pm
    Oct 22, 1999 at 7:46 pm
  • Comments anyone? -------Cut here with a sharp knife----------- =head1 NAME perlthread - Perl's thread interface =head1 DESCRIPTION =head2 Perl thread basics When built with the appropriate options, ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    Oct 22, 1999 at 2:32 pm
    Oct 28, 1999 at 8:29 am
  • While attempting to construct a function that would return the data type referred to by a variable, I tried giving the function a prototype of (;$), the same that CORE::ref() has. This behavior ...
    Jeff PinyanJeff Pinyan
    Oct 22, 1999 at 12:14 pm
    Oct 22, 1999 at 7:05 pm
  • Minor fix - leaving lines with whitespace only on them occasionally causes pod =head lines from being recognized. Could perhaps as an alternative the Pod parsing routines be modified to ignore ...
    Larry W. VirdenLarry W. Virden
    Oct 17, 1999 at 5:26 pm
    Oct 20, 1999 at 3:31 pm
  • ^^^^^^^^ Yikes! This looks like a misguided implementation to me. * Autoloading at compile-time is an oxymoron. How useful is autoloading if it is always going to happen at compile-time? * Since you ...
    Gurusamy SarathyGurusamy Sarathy
    Oct 11, 1999 at 5:47 pm
    Oct 13, 1999 at 10:17 pm
  • On win32, the tarball of perl _61 compiles fine, but the zip of it doesn't: Writing Makefile for B nmake -nologo mkdir ..\..\lib\auto\B <snip NMAKE : fatal error U1073: don't know how to make ...
    John BleyJohn Bley
    Oct 2, 1999 at 1:44 am
    Oct 5, 1999 at 5:45 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from lvirden@cas.org, generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl 5.00562. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I am getting ...
    Larry W. VirdenLarry W. Virden
    Oct 26, 1999 at 11:19 am
    Nov 18, 1999 at 7:31 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from abisain@qualcomm.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00551. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Abhijeet BisainAbhijeet Bisain
    Oct 19, 1999 at 10:33 pm
    Oct 21, 1999 at 12:31 am
  • This patch is *not* for inclusion into the core, but just to make you discuss the new unpack specifiers 't' and 'T'. What do they do? They are very similar, the only difference is how they interpret ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Oct 27, 1999 at 7:06 am
    Nov 11, 1999 at 8:10 pm
  • Sarathy said that after the _62 is now out of bag he is in the process of switching his brain into beta mode, meaning that any suggested new features are likely to be met with little enthusiasm. ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Oct 16, 1999 at 9:29 pm
    Oct 18, 1999 at 4:59 am
  • I'm currently trying to patch Configure to tell you the Linux distribution (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, others as folks supply the information), and I'm unsure of how to best parse RedHat's ...
    Andy DoughertyAndy Dougherty
    Oct 26, 1999 at 6:54 pm
    Oct 27, 1999 at 5:37 pm
  • The following modules are being distributed with 5.005_62 and are out of date with respect to CPAN, some seriously so. Module Distrib Latest CGI 2.53 2.56 Devel::Peek 0.95 0.96 File::Spec::Mac undef ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Oct 17, 1999 at 1:45 am
    Oct 26, 1999 at 9:34 pm
  • CPAN is four years old today the 26th of October. Well, to pick nits, in 14 hours or so, CPAN went publicly online on Thursday 26th of October 1995 at 14:28:58 GMT, but at least the date is right, ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Oct 25, 1999 at 9:29 pm
    Oct 26, 1999 at 5:53 pm
  • use fields; is said to allow overlapping field names. There is a very dangerous feature here, though: it allows even more confusion! Let's say package A; use fields qw/a b/; package B; use fields ...
    Tuomas J. LukkaTuomas J. Lukka
    Oct 13, 1999 at 3:52 pm
    Oct 15, 1999 at 10:29 pm
  • The attached patch allows perl to be built away from the source. Finally! :) All tests pass and perl correctly installs libraries and man pages. As a side-effect, it also now possible to build ...
    Stephen ZanderStephen Zander
    Oct 9, 1999 at 6:20 am
    Oct 10, 1999 at 9:44 pm
  • So, you want to default a value if it's not set, what a great idea! my $val1 = shift || "default-value"; $val2 ||= "default-value"; Or you want to check for errors, also great! $foo = sometest() or ...
    Wilson P. Snyder IIWilson P. Snyder II
    Oct 1, 1999 at 4:35 pm
    Oct 29, 1999 at 9:00 am
  • I hope I'm doing this right. Shell scripting is not my strength, and I wish I knew more about Linux. Advice grumpily accepted. :-) --- perl5.005_62.orig/hints/linux.sh Sun Oct 17 15:51:15 1999 +++ ...
    Tom PhoenixTom Phoenix
    Oct 18, 1999 at 1:37 am
    Oct 24, 1999 at 2:08 pm
  • ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please enter your report here] The following code: eval(' a() $OOT = "/compile/epeschko1"; $GLOBAL = " /compile/integrate/global"; ' ...
    RichardRichard
    Oct 3, 1999 at 1:10 am
    Oct 5, 1999 at 10:44 pm
  • Ilya, would you be happy with the documentation being changed to explicitly refer to "bare blocks", with examples? If you want a change to the semantics, then please describe that change and how it ...
    Nathan TorkingtonNathan Torkington
    Oct 4, 1999 at 7:54 pm
    Oct 5, 1999 at 12:00 am
  • I sent the attached to Richard aboyut two weeks ago, but got no response. I see that (according to the search page) there are still no entries recorded in the database after 19990914.002 . What ...
    M.J.T. GuyM.J.T. Guy
    Oct 26, 1999 at 2:03 pm
    Nov 1, 1999 at 1:19 pm
  • INSTALL reads: In terms of performance, on my test system (Solaris 2.5_x86) the perl test suite took roughly 15% longer to run with the shared libperl.so. Your system and typical applications may ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Oct 17, 1999 at 4:26 pm
    Oct 20, 1999 at 9:32 am
  • Anyone else getting two copies of every perlbug report. The message below is the latest one I've got twice. Paul
    Paul MarquessPaul Marquess
    Oct 7, 1999 at 7:42 pm
    Oct 11, 1999 at 12:02 pm
  • John Dlugosz asked me if Perl will in future support a utf8 byte-order-mark in source files. I'd expect that the shebang line will be rendered useless on most Unix systems if someone did this to a ...
    Gurusamy SarathyGurusamy Sarathy
    Oct 5, 1999 at 10:14 pm
    Oct 7, 1999 at 6:35 am
  • I have had several requests for a way to control the 'LocalAddr' used for connections made by LWP. I think the best way to deal with this is to make is configurable at the IO::Socket::INET level. In ...
    Gisle AasGisle Aas
    Oct 26, 1999 at 9:09 am
    Nov 15, 1999 at 11:05 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from skimo@pool.gv.kotnet.org, generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl 5.00562. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    SkimoSkimo
    Oct 24, 1999 at 5:23 pm
    Oct 28, 1999 at 6:40 pm
  • [ This is resend of my message of a month or more ago. Is there some reason this cannot go in? The long-term solution is probably a total rewrite of Time::Local (which this list has seen), but in the ...
    John L. AllenJohn L. Allen
    Oct 20, 1999 at 7:00 pm
    Oct 25, 1999 at 3:29 pm
  • perlfaq2: What mailing lists are there for perl? says to look at http://www.perl.org/maillist.html But that link doesn't exist - error 404. Where is this info now to be found? The only mailing list ...
    M.J.T. GuyM.J.T. Guy
    Oct 8, 1999 at 3:46 pm
    Oct 12, 1999 at 3:00 pm
  • Encountered a couple things which I consider bugs: 1. die [1,2]; This causes a core dump. I'm very pleased that Perl now supports non-string data in $@, but less pleased that it crashes. Perhaps it ...
    Redford, JohnRedford, John
    Oct 2, 1999 at 12:24 am
    Oct 11, 1999 at 7:10 pm
  • Well, I asked this of the local perlmongers, but alas everyone's too busy, or there are no good ideas, so it's time for wider distribution. In yesterday's New York Times (presumably just the NYC and ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    Oct 26, 1999 at 6:02 pm
    Nov 9, 1999 at 9:33 pm
  • ------- Start of forwarded message ------- From: Guido van Rossum <guido@CNRI.Reston.VA.US Newsgroups: comp.lang.python.announce Subject: Python Consortium Announcement Followup-To: comp.lang.python ...
    Randal L. SchwartzRandal L. Schwartz
    Oct 27, 1999 at 1:01 am
    Oct 29, 1999 at 8:51 am
  • is 5 years old today is we use the official date in the perlhist pod. I'm not sure if this should be multiplied or calculated in dog years. :) Happy birthday Perl. e.
    Elaine -HFB- AshtonElaine -HFB- Ashton
    Oct 18, 1999 at 4:46 pm
    Oct 18, 1999 at 10:22 pm
  • I made a few updates to perldelta and in the process noticed some areas that need filling in. Scan for TODO below and send me patches if your name figures anywhere. Folks other than the ones named ...
    Gurusamy SarathyGurusamy Sarathy
    Oct 12, 1999 at 5:26 pm
    Oct 14, 1999 at 7:55 pm
  • While not totally relevant, I've found the "Show Code Sections" feature of Shuck extraordinarly useful, especially when printing out code (well, I've wished for it, Shuck doesn't appear to print) or ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Oct 11, 1999 at 7:06 pm
    Oct 11, 1999 at 11:03 pm
  • I found a very basic arithmetic error in Perl (tested on Linux, Sun, and Windows 95). What am I missing here? $ cat float.pl #!/usr/local/bin/perl my $t = 101.1 - 100.2; print "value=$t\n"; $ ...
    RichardRichard
    Oct 5, 1999 at 3:29 pm
    Oct 8, 1999 at 3:24 pm
  • Color me stupid... but its the middle of October 1999 and we're adding Y2K warnings to Perl? Will 5.6 even stable before New Year's? Will there be another release of 5.004 before 2000? I find the ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Oct 18, 1999 at 4:39 pm
    Nov 6, 1999 at 7:21 pm
  • --- ./pod/perlfunc.pod~ Wed Oct 13 12:13:36 1999 +++ ./pod/perlfunc.pod Wed Oct 27 18:52:56 1999 @@ -2838,16 +2838,22 @@ all circumstances. =item * Likewise, the C<"b" and C<"B" fields pack a string ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Oct 27, 1999 at 10:57 pm
    Oct 29, 1999 at 6:23 pm
  • Hi, I've just completed a good build with AIX 4.3.2.0 using gcc 2.95.1 There were some problems with the hints and I needed to add -lmssa in order to get the math functions to work I've still got the ...
    Bob FrenchBob French
    Oct 25, 1999 at 9:09 pm
    Oct 28, 1999 at 3:08 pm
  • Yes, please. -- $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'. # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Oct 27, 1999 at 11:51 am
    Oct 28, 1999 at 12:07 am
  • I had an interesting argument over this with someone, and we've disagreed as to the cause for this. ---------------------------- while ($zone[$i] =~ /(\d+)/go) { # Sure as hell don't want anything ...
    Kyle SpargerKyle Sparger
    Oct 21, 1999 at 10:06 pm
    Oct 27, 1999 at 1:39 pm
  • Hi, I have Sybase Open Client 10.0.4 installed on Dec Alpha (V4.0). I have also sucessfully installed PERL 5.005-3. I have sucessfully unziped the the Sybperl-2.11.tar file. I followed all the steps ...
    Abohebeish, EmanAbohebeish, Eman
    Oct 23, 1999 at 1:16 am
    Oct 25, 1999 at 6:25 pm
  • perl -le 'print time % -60' perl -le '$x = time; print $x % -60' perl -le '$x = time; $y = $x % -60; print $y' Until you do it in separate steps, 'time % -60' is never negative. This smells like a ...
    Nathan TorkingtonNathan Torkington
    Oct 23, 1999 at 3:37 am
    Oct 24, 1999 at 2:49 pm
  • I tried to post this last night through perlbug, but got a bounce, anyway I think this is a bug... The following regex is too greedy:- "1abc1def" =~ /1(.*?)$/; print $1; It prints ""abc1def", rather ...
    Richard ProctorRichard Proctor
    Oct 18, 1999 at 12:12 pm
    Oct 18, 1999 at 5:10 pm
  • I recompiled perl with -g and here is the stack trace I am getting. program terminated by signal SEGV (no mapping at the fault address) Current function is Perl_re_intuit_start 371 CHR_SVLEN(prog- ...
    Larry W. VirdenLarry W. Virden
    Oct 26, 1999 at 2:54 pm
    Oct 26, 1999 at 7:11 pm
  • Here's the check: % sh -c 'eval `perl -V:bin`; echo $bin' /opt/perl/5.005_62/bin % manpath ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Oct 22, 1999 at 4:31 pm
    Oct 23, 1999 at 3:56 am
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