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  • Hi, Mark-Jason Dominus writes: : Could you explain why? Because I don't understand the cruciality, and : it seems like a very bad idea to me. ... and if it wants to be feature-complete, then an ...
    Matthias UrlichsMatthias Urlichs
    Jan 13, 2000 at 4:09 pm
    Jan 31, 2000 at 5:17 pm
  • I've certainly had interesting experiences with the new tied array interceptors triggering on growth. Well, yes, I could do that. Thanks for the constructive suggestion. But if I use it, it's undef, ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Jan 13, 2000 at 8:40 pm
    Jan 26, 2000 at 5:30 pm
  • People keep putting spaces or tabs on otherwise blank lines in the pod files. For example, notice perllexwarn. Here's a list of the files from the pod directory with violations in them: % cd ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Jan 22, 2000 at 1:40 pm
    Jan 29, 2000 at 1:16 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from ccadieux@central.sun.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.13 running under perl 5.003. [Please enter your report here] use strict 'vars' seems to ignore the ...
    Christian CadieuxChristian Cadieux
    Jan 11, 2000 at 8:08 pm
    Jan 14, 2000 at 4:39 pm
  • the hundred or so emails on pseudohashes are due to differnces around what people are putting under the three headings of "what I'd want to improve" "what I'd be willing to sacrifice" and "what I'd ...
    Jan 14, 2000 at 6:07 pm
    Feb 27, 2000 at 10:05 pm
  • I have an interesting problem. I've just implemented PDL::Complex, which is a subclass of PDL. (PDL is, in short, a vector language). Now, it is possible to write things like: 5+3*i and get [5 3]. i ...
    Marc LehmannMarc Lehmann
    Jan 9, 2000 at 8:16 pm
    Jan 13, 2000 at 5:12 am
  • This message is being forwarded to you under explicit permission from its original author. Given the observed empirical evidence that of late, it seems as though everyone and his banker is, like a ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Jan 18, 2000 at 2:38 pm
    Jan 23, 2000 at 1:03 pm
  • I think ./Configure -des -D optimize=-g is the answer, but I rarely use this. I eigher edit cflags to put -g in debugging flags (this makes debugging core, and I can have debugging on for newly ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Jan 4, 2000 at 7:29 pm
    Jan 6, 2000 at 2:39 am
  • This message is intended for CPAN people. As you may have noticed, the amount of information on CPAN now exceeds the 650Mb that fits on a CD-ROM. Since people (like publishers) occasionally make CPAN ...
    Johan VromansJohan Vromans
    Jan 5, 2000 at 12:13 pm
    Jan 5, 2000 at 11:40 pm
  • The Perl documentation of Fcntl at http://www.perl.com/pub/doc/manual/html/pod/perlfunc/flock.html says: "If LOCK_NB is added to LOCK_SH or LOCK_EX then flock() will return immediately rather than ...
    Warren OdomWarren Odom
    Jan 25, 2000 at 6:26 pm
    Jan 30, 2000 at 6:07 am
  • ------- Forwarded Message From: Jeffrey Friedl <jfriedl@yahoo-inc.com Message-Id: <200001180717.XAA10125@ventrue.yahoo.com To: tchrist@perl.com In-reply-to: (message from Tom Christiansen on Mon, 17 ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Jan 18, 2000 at 1:06 pm
    Jan 18, 2000 at 10:32 pm
  • FYI, I've dealt with most of the patches that came in over the last few weeks. I'm hotly pursuing the utf8 trail right now, and expect to have v5.5.640 out some time this weekend. Meanwhile, the ...
    Gurusamy SarathyGurusamy Sarathy
    Jan 5, 2000 at 8:46 pm
    Jan 10, 2000 at 6:14 pm
  • Here's a *much* tidied-up version of the open-ended slice patch I've been working on. I've only confined it to lists, since you can use @a[$x..@a] on arrays. I haven't included the new perly.c for ...
    Jan 25, 2000 at 4:34 am
    Jan 26, 2000 at 1:10 am
  • I've had this one lingering for a while because once again I have changed jobs. Finally I've managed to take the time to post this. Below is a quick patch against Data::Dumper 2.101 to make it use ...
    James DuncanJames Duncan
    Jan 10, 2000 at 4:02 pm
    Jan 11, 2000 at 9:55 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from root@mongo.uk.sun.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Jan 18, 2000 at 11:49 pm
    Jan 26, 2000 at 6:51 pm
  • This patch to embed.pl makes it only add functions marked as being part of the API to the various export mechanisms (global.sym, perlapi.c, etc.), and also makes it autogenerate a new documentation ...
    Benjamin StuhlBenjamin Stuhl
    Jan 12, 2000 at 8:56 pm
    Jan 28, 2000 at 12:50 am
  • Laptops and long commutes means you actually get to do some of the things in your TODO list. Being bored, I sat down and devised a way to write English.pm such that its no longer a global performance ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Jan 21, 2000 at 5:01 pm
    Jan 21, 2000 at 11:05 pm
  • Could pod learn a little from perl? Make C<... work like m<... by accepting any delimiters? C[@-] and C[- ] don't look so bad. And it's gotta be easier than handling C<- properly. Hm. On second ...
    Steve FinkSteve Fink
    Jan 25, 2000 at 4:49 am
    Feb 3, 2000 at 11:10 pm
  • It looks like the makemaker e-mail list may have become defunct so I'm writing to p5p and CCing makemaker. Since the only example module is Win32-specific, I'm also CCing Perl-Win32-Porters. I've ...
    Tye McQueenTye McQueen
    Jan 7, 2000 at 6:31 am
    Jan 8, 2000 at 8:22 am
  • perlrun (for 5.005_02) says that switch processing, when using the is switch to Perl, stops upon reaching the argument --. That's not entirely true. It stops when it reaches an argument BEGINNING ...
    Jeff PinyanJeff Pinyan
    Jan 8, 2000 at 9:07 pm
    Jan 10, 2000 at 9:12 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from oracle@tauceti.pcr.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00502. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Jan 19, 2000 at 4:48 pm
    Mar 29, 2000 at 4:37 am
  • The copy of xsubpp which I have on my disk allows for ANSI-style declarations, and in/inout/out modifiers. Say, XSUB int foo( in int a, out double b, inout IV c); can be used from Perl as ($res, $b, ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Jan 21, 2000 at 8:31 am
    Jan 24, 2000 at 7:40 pm
  • I get strange failures of perl -MCPAN -e shell both from home and from work. From home: it finishes successfully, but LWP fetch fails, Net::FTP fetch succeeds. From work: LWP, NetFTP, ncftp and lynx ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Jan 18, 2000 at 5:11 am
    Jan 21, 2000 at 9:14 am
  • This piece of the RISKS digest caught my eye. The "open"software website won't let me in to check, unfortunately. Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 10:56:42 -0500 From: "John J. Francini" <francini@progress.com ...
    Bart SchullerBart Schuller
    Jan 4, 2000 at 10:12 am
    Jan 12, 2000 at 9:09 pm
  • It is well broke. I tried to install modperl with it, and about 4 of the required XSUB based modules coredumped all over the place. I logged the bugs to p5p about 1-2 weeks ago. Alan
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Jan 31, 2000 at 10:29 am
    Jan 31, 2000 at 6:20 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from larse@ISI.EDU, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please enter ...
    Lars EggertLars Eggert
    Jan 25, 2000 at 12:11 am
    Jan 25, 2000 at 11:02 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from JMoss@HuffmanCorp.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Moss, JeffMoss, Jeff
    Jan 14, 2000 at 6:27 pm
    Jan 20, 2000 at 7:07 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from mjd@plover.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl 5.00563. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please enter ...
    Jan 27, 2000 at 1:52 pm
    Jan 29, 2000 at 6:42 am
  • Has anyone else tried to figure out what kind of rigamarole is needed for getting "require 'fcntl.ph'" working in Linux? It's something of a nightmare due to the <EXPLETIVE DELETED way they've got ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Jan 28, 2000 at 1:14 pm
    Jan 29, 2000 at 2:33 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from nagylzs@delfin.klte.hu, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Nagy Laszlo Zsolt pm1 9609Nagy Laszlo Zsolt pm1 9609
    Jan 26, 2000 at 11:04 am
    Jan 27, 2000 at 6:56 am
  • The following code puzzles me. It appears to show that within the /e sub, the original $1 is overwritten by a successful pattern match, even though its value is restored upon exit from the ...
    Peter ScottPeter Scott
    Jan 15, 2000 at 5:30 pm
    Jan 17, 2000 at 12:07 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from rlm@doubledogmusic.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Rob McMillinRob McMillin
    Jan 11, 2000 at 8:10 pm
    Jan 12, 2000 at 11:16 am
  • Two messages I sent to perlbug@perl.com, one yesterday and one today, have not arrived on p5p. Something is wrong with the forwarding. Mark-Jason Dominus mjd@plover.com I am boycotting Amazon. See ...
    Mark-Jason DominusMark-Jason Dominus
    Jan 7, 2000 at 6:48 pm
    Jan 9, 2000 at 4:43 am
  • It's that time again. Building on Ilya's experimental patches, I've managed to produce a `crazyperl' which builds on as many systems as I've got handy, out of the box, without any configuration stage ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Jan 4, 2000 at 2:13 pm
    Jan 5, 2000 at 4:49 pm
  • I can't get CPAN.pm to run--again. Considering that I have a local mirror in /CPAN, I'd love to use that. But it never gives me a chance. Here's what happens. I find that when things are wrong, you ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Jan 27, 2000 at 2:41 am
    Feb 1, 2000 at 7:57 am
  • Here's a puzzle for perl5-porters... Why should just adding "use POSIX;" to a trivial DBI perl script change the handling of child processes? Any ideas? Tim.
    Tim BunceTim Bunce
    Jan 31, 2000 at 9:40 pm
    Jan 31, 2000 at 11:22 pm
  • Aside: This problem has been known and discussed for quite a while, at least since Nov 98 on p5p. However, this is all new to me. As I work towards a solution, I would appreciate any corrections, ...
    Harry WolfsonHarry Wolfson
    Jan 31, 2000 at 4:12 pm
    Jan 31, 2000 at 8:57 pm
  • Shouldn't the libraries that use $^W be upgraded to use lexical warnings? That would put "put our money where our mouth is", so to speak. % cd /usr/local/src/perl5.005_63 % tcgrep -l '\$\^W' lib ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Jan 27, 2000 at 12:53 pm
    Jan 31, 2000 at 3:42 pm
  • The attached prints (note "block while" and "block until"): it don't with block while it works with stmt while it don't with block until it works with stmt until it works with block if it works with ...
    Jan 29, 2000 at 12:26 am
    Jan 29, 2000 at 11:15 pm
  • Why does base.pm not use %ISA to decide whether to require? Why does it use the package's $VERSION variable instead? This seems to lead to its seting that variable to the bizarre "-1, set by ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Jan 19, 2000 at 6:27 pm
    Jan 20, 2000 at 9:24 am
  • Many of you who use Apache and mod_perl will know that if you build mod_perl with the Apache APXS mechanism it dumps core, and that this is a so-far intractable problem that affects more than one OS ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Jan 16, 2000 at 12:46 am
    Jan 17, 2000 at 7:14 am
  • My config: Perl 5.005_03 Apache 1.3.9 mod_perl 1.21 Solaris 2.7 I've tracked this down a bit further. It only happens if you dynamically link libperl.so to Apache - statically linked it works fine. ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Jan 13, 2000 at 5:28 pm
    Jan 13, 2000 at 11:31 pm
  • I'm still working with my attempt to automate building and installing perl modules under Red Hat. I seriously want to be able to get this very, very automated. I've made progress. The current ...
    Bennett ToddBennett Todd
    Jan 4, 2000 at 5:38 pm
    Jan 4, 2000 at 10:56 pm
  • I'll be producing a patch soon for perldata.pod, regarding here-docs. I'll be writing it in more English terms than my BNF definition I advertised not too long ago. However, just because here-docs ...
    Jeff PinyanJeff Pinyan
    Jan 30, 2000 at 5:16 am
    Jan 31, 2000 at 4:50 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from simon@othersideofthe.earth.li, generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl 5.00561. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Jan 29, 2000 at 5:03 pm
    Jan 30, 2000 at 3:37 pm
  • Some more minor cleanup for the Cygwin port ... * util.c pTHX_ in Perl_my_setenv prototype * Configure pick correct hints file * utils/perlcc.PL dynaloader static library needs to be before -l ...
    Fifer, EricFifer, Eric
    Jan 4, 2000 at 2:25 pm
    Jan 28, 2000 at 2:09 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from hostmaster@att-unisource.net, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Jan 24, 2000 at 5:58 pm
    Jan 25, 2000 at 12:20 am
  • The following thought crossed my mind last night, probably influenced by the recent discussion on Perl's configure mechanism. Would it be feasible to split the Perl configure process in two stages. ...
    Johan VromansJohan Vromans
    Jan 11, 2000 at 7:50 am
    Jan 12, 2000 at 11:10 pm
  • Have any of you ever seen this issue with dlopen acting weirdly when its argument =~ /^lib/, as I believe is occurring and which is stopping me from doing a make install? Shall we fix it by using a ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Jan 4, 2000 at 10:28 pm
    Jan 5, 2000 at 4:29 am
  • Hey, while brushing up on typeglobs, I figured out how to determine if a filehandle has been brought into being yet: print defined *FOO{IO}; However, *FOO{IO} only works for filehandles and ...
    Jeff PinyanJeff Pinyan
    Jan 28, 2000 at 2:42 pm
    Jan 28, 2000 at 9:14 pm
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