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  • This mail is messy. I tried to get deep in the Perl sources and got quite lost. It triggered many differents questions. Any comment and answer welcome. =head1 Why perl does not support autovivifying ...
    Stephane PayrardStephane Payrard
    Feb 3, 2000 at 11:31 am
    Feb 28, 2000 at 8:06 pm
  • That won't cut the mustard. He wants something that operates (/roughly/) like this... please note it's 12:30 AM where I am, and I have a 9:00 AM class in the morning, so this might not be superb. And ...
    Jeff PinyanJeff Pinyan
    Feb 3, 2000 at 5:31 am
    Feb 22, 2000 at 12:38 am
  • Ok, so the \w{3} bug I asked about was fixed, but what of print "abc" =~ /(\w)+/; # c Is that a bug? Was it fixed in 5.5.3? Or is that behavior documented somewhere that I've not seen? -- MIDN 4/C ...
    Jeff PinyanJeff Pinyan
    Feb 18, 2000 at 1:11 pm
    Feb 23, 2000 at 4:45 pm
  • If you grep for "experimental" in the pl650 podpages, you'll find that the word occurs a fair bit. Wouldn't it be nice to remove that label from those features that have proven themselves able to ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Feb 11, 2000 at 2:15 pm
    Feb 16, 2000 at 4:46 pm
  • Okay - here is my attempt at writing up what the changes would be to perlpod.pod. This is simply a stab at the docs for what Larry proposed above. I want to nail down how the spec will read before I ...
    Brad AppletonBrad Appleton
    Feb 4, 2000 at 12:37 am
    Feb 7, 2000 at 2:06 pm
  • Jon Udell's take on what Perl should do next: http://www.byte.com/feature/BYT20000201S0001 So who's going to do Zope for Perl? (If you know what that means, you don't need to read Jon's article.) -Jon
    Jon OrwantJon Orwant
    Feb 23, 2000 at 8:25 pm
    Apr 3, 2000 at 5:40 am
  • Recently there's been some talk (admittedly, nearly drowned out in the noise from the DDoS attacks) about cross-site scripting problems in the WWW, mostly provoked by CERT CA-2000-02 at www.cert.org. ...
    Bennett ToddBennett Todd
    Feb 18, 2000 at 3:24 pm
    Feb 22, 2000 at 1:23 am
  • It seems I have run into yet another snag trying to install perl on a large CRAY PVP (parallel vector platform) running unicos 10.0.0.6 with perl 5.005.63. Last time I had a problem with perl5.005.02 ...
    John SalinasJohn Salinas
    Feb 2, 2000 at 10:30 pm
    Feb 11, 2000 at 10:25 pm
  • Here's a patch against 5.5.660 to unload any shared objects opened via ExtUtils::DynaLoader. This fixes a long-standing and insidious bug triggered by Apache/mod_perl when built with APXs - see the ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Feb 29, 2000 at 6:01 pm
    Sep 7, 2000 at 10:20 pm
  • Ilya, *what* is t/op/numconvert.t trying to test, really? Especially, why is the test bailing out (because "Unsigned arithmethic is not sane") on 64-bit builds? (Either natively 64-bit or gcc's long ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Feb 27, 2000 at 6:31 pm
    Feb 28, 2000 at 9:47 pm
  • Attached it a patch that should ensure that $! is set correctly when IO::Socket::INET- new fails to create a connection (Something that I know at least Tom has been asking for for a while). It also ...
    Graham BarrGraham Barr
    Feb 8, 2000 at 3:58 pm
    Feb 21, 2000 at 3:56 pm
  • The four mandatory warnings below from malloc.c aren't (yet) under the control of the warnings pragma. warn("%s free() ignored", ovp- ov_rmagic == RMAGIC - 1 ? "Duplicate" : "Bad"); warn("%s", "Bad ...
    Paul MarquessPaul Marquess
    Feb 13, 2000 at 10:37 pm
    Feb 19, 2000 at 2:20 pm
  • I've managed to get the latest perl to build as a 64 bit (LP64) app under Solaris, so the total address space can be 4Gb, and here to prove it is the memory map of a perl interpreter that's allocated ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Feb 21, 2000 at 11:44 pm
    May 1, 2003 at 7:19 am
  • Hi, This patch addresses (mostly, I think) an issue Michael Schwern raised in http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2000-02/msg00040.html ('What should %$pseudo_hash = (); do?') Here ...
    John TobeyJohn Tobey
    Feb 26, 2000 at 11:19 pm
    Mar 5, 2000 at 11:21 am
  • Hello, Forgive me if this should have gone elsewhere.. When using perldoc I did something similar to: = perldoc -q ?foo /^=head2\s+.*(?:?foo)/: ?+*{} follows nothing in regexp at /usr/bin/perldoc ...
    Meltzer, KevinMeltzer, Kevin
    Feb 1, 2000 at 8:48 pm
    Feb 2, 2000 at 1:04 pm
  • Enclosed please find a patch to better integrate VMS specific documentation with unix(ish) perls and to update the pod handling on VMS. Files affected: MANIFEST # clarify purpose of README.vms, ...
    Prymmer/KahnPrymmer/Kahn
    Feb 20, 2000 at 3:36 am
    Feb 25, 2000 at 10:11 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from lvirden@cas.org, generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl 5.00563. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Of course, ...
    Larry W. VirdenLarry W. Virden
    Feb 2, 2000 at 10:09 pm
    Feb 4, 2000 at 6:54 am
  • --- ./pod/perlxs.pod.pre Sun Jan 23 08:07:24 2000 +++ ./pod/perlxs.pod Tue Feb 22 20:56:10 2000 @@ -167,21 +167,37 @@ argument and returns a single value. sin(x) double x -When using parameters with ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Feb 23, 2000 at 3:57 am
    Feb 28, 2000 at 10:43 pm
  • This patch permits optional parameters that do not take a default for XS subs. Currently you can say, for example: int funcname(var = "default") char *var .. where the default value is required to be ...
    HugoHugo
    Feb 21, 2000 at 4:26 pm
    Feb 22, 2000 at 8:41 am
  • Has anyone thought of having pod2man generate -mdoc instead of -man macros? They're much nicer, both the read and to render. See mdoc(7) and mdoc.samples(7) for details. --tom
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Feb 12, 2000 at 1:02 pm
    Feb 15, 2000 at 7:18 pm
  • The attached patch is a first stab at making incpush() and lib.pm check for subdirectories from $Config{inc_version_list} and add them to the include path. It almost certainly needs some more work ...
    Tom HughesTom Hughes
    Feb 3, 2000 at 7:57 pm
    Feb 8, 2000 at 10:06 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from joseph@5sigma.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00502. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    JosephJoseph
    Feb 19, 2000 at 1:55 am
    Feb 24, 2000 at 11:43 pm
  • % /usr/local/src/perl5.5.650 % ./perl -Ilib -e 'use IO qw/nonblocking/' at -e line 1 BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at -e line 1. Now that's odd. I wanted to do use IO qw/nonblocking/; ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Feb 16, 2000 at 11:39 pm
    Feb 18, 2000 at 4:29 pm
  • Here's a patch for Env.pm that integrates the ideas from my Env::Array CPAN module. It was suggested to me that incorporating this functionality into Env might make it more attractive for inclusion ...
    Gregor N. PurdyGregor N. Purdy
    Feb 9, 2000 at 5:44 am
    Feb 15, 2000 at 4:05 pm
  • schinder@pobox.com wrote Since this is a known result, and since the test has gone to the trouble of determining that DB_File is in use and the version of Berkeley DB (as evidenced by the message ...
    M.J.T. GuyM.J.T. Guy
    Feb 2, 2000 at 3:35 pm
    Feb 3, 2000 at 6:20 pm
  • Just to get this into the bug database, rather than in any expectation of action: foreach (@h{a, b}) { } autovivifies $h{a} and $h{b}. Yes, I understand why it happens. Mike Guy % perl -V Summary of ...
    M.J.T. GuyM.J.T. Guy
    Feb 18, 2000 at 10:57 am
    Feb 10, 2014 at 11:02 am
  • Not that this stands much chance of getting accepted into Perl, but at least I should share it with the group... For my own amusement and edification, I have added operators |||, &&&, and such to my ...
    John TobeyJohn Tobey
    Feb 23, 2000 at 10:00 am
    Feb 24, 2000 at 1:58 am
  • This patch allows to hide the complexity of C glue code for creation of Perlish interfaces to "typical" C APIs. It adds the following functionality to xsubpp: a) an ability to provide a new section ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Feb 1, 2000 at 5:28 am
    Feb 14, 2000 at 1:36 pm
  • I just noticed the IPC::ChildSafe module in Perl News and took a quick peek. I wouldn't want to use it for a few reasons, but it made me wonder if the world needs a safer API for open3(), rather than ...
    Barrie SlaymakerBarrie Slaymaker
    Feb 3, 2000 at 6:56 pm
    Feb 4, 2000 at 9:56 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from millert@courtesan.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.005_63. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Todd C. MillerTodd C. Miller
    Feb 2, 2000 at 8:43 pm
    Feb 3, 2000 at 3:58 pm
  • h2xs generates a .pm file with 'our @EXPORT_OK;' and, later, "our @EXPORT_OK = ( @{ $EXPORT_TAGS{'all'} } );". This patch removes the initial declaration. (I'm assuming the array doesn't need to be ...
    HugoHugo
    Feb 24, 2000 at 1:19 pm
    Feb 24, 2000 at 1:57 pm
  • This is a build failure report for perl from spider@web.zk3.dec.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl v5.5.660. ...
    Spider BoardmanSpider Boardman
    Feb 22, 2000 at 6:27 pm
    Feb 23, 2000 at 4:37 pm
  • As instructed by Sarathy, I'm including the text of my "objects for non-OO people" herein, for comment, and for inclusion in the 5.6 documentation set. Please send feedback to me, preferably in the ...
    Randal L. SchwartzRandal L. Schwartz
    Feb 15, 2000 at 1:16 am
    Feb 15, 2000 at 8:52 pm
  • Exacerbating the number of ways you can count the disparate but indistinguishable sets of angels dancing on the head of a pin serves no legitimate purpose save to further elevate the priesthood of ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Feb 2, 2000 at 5:13 pm
    Feb 3, 2000 at 5:13 pm
  • I'm keen to have a POD -- HTML 4.01 (strict) and/or POD -- XHTML. I've seen some mention of POD -- XML here. Is someone already working on this? If not, would those affected prefer that I post ...
    Gregor N. PurdyGregor N. Purdy
    Feb 2, 2000 at 8:52 pm
    Feb 3, 2000 at 11:08 am
  • There was some discussion on the list a while ago about fixing the infamous mod_perl/APXS coredump problem by making perl close any files it has dlopen'd when the interpreter exits. The consensus ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Feb 22, 2000 at 12:01 pm
    Mar 3, 2000 at 7:34 am
  • I have removed E<... from perlfunc.pod and perlop.pod using the C<< ... stuff. This should make the plain POD more readable. With more time I would do more, if this is useful. Robin --- ...
    Robin BarkerRobin Barker
    Feb 29, 2000 at 12:23 pm
    Feb 29, 2000 at 6:57 pm
  • A very pragmatic question: how are you going to name the upcoming perl distribution files exactly, especially the one that will be the next stable perl? It may need some adjusting of regular ...
    Andreas J. KoenigAndreas J. Koenig
    Feb 25, 2000 at 9:51 am
    Feb 28, 2000 at 9:54 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from dcd@tc.fluke.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl 5.00563. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    David DyckDavid Dyck
    Feb 3, 2000 at 12:58 am
    Feb 18, 2000 at 6:43 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from pdh@best.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.20 running under perl 5.00404. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please enter ...
    Peter HendricksonPeter Hendrickson
    Feb 13, 2000 at 11:50 pm
    Feb 15, 2000 at 6:42 pm
  • This is a build failure report for perl from domo@computer.org generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl v5.5.660. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Dominic DunlopDominic Dunlop
    Feb 28, 2000 at 9:44 pm
    Feb 29, 2000 at 9:34 pm
  • The following patches are needed to get 5.5.660 building on VMS. It's still got some test errors (openpid.t hangs the test harness, and some of the other tests still fail) but at least it's mostly ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    Feb 23, 2000 at 8:07 pm
    Feb 27, 2000 at 12:06 am
  • Saying use File::Spec::Functions; seems klunkly. Why not just use File::Spec /:functions/; --tom
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Feb 25, 2000 at 12:09 am
    Feb 25, 2000 at 1:09 am
  • I'm running Configure thusly: PREFIX=/home1/software/perl/devel ./Configure -dsOE -Dprefix=$PREFIX -Doptimize=-xO2 -Duseshrplib -Uusemymalloc \ -Duse64bits And I get the following funny message: ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Feb 22, 2000 at 8:21 pm
    Feb 23, 2000 at 3:01 pm
  • I've got numerous reports that Storable 0.6.7 does not compile on IRIX with perl 5.005_03. Every time I get that kind of report, it's a frustrating exeperience because I don't have access to such a ...
    Raphael ManfrediRaphael Manfredi
    Feb 16, 2000 at 9:22 am
    Feb 17, 2000 at 4:25 pm
  • As Tom pointed out a while back there are a few warnings that are *almost*, but not quite, under the control of the warnings pragma. These are warnings that can sometimes be controlled by the pragma, ...
    Paul MarquessPaul Marquess
    Feb 13, 2000 at 10:39 pm
    Feb 15, 2000 at 10:23 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from ank@elcat.kg, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please enter ...
    Andrey KolotevAndrey Kolotev
    Feb 15, 2000 at 9:43 am
    Feb 15, 2000 at 6:13 pm
  • This is still work in progress. What do I have to patch to introduce new API functions. Is it just embed.pl? This patch makes sv_cmp() make sure both arguments have compatible UTF8 flags before ...
    Gisle AasGisle Aas
    Feb 13, 2000 at 12:54 am
    Feb 14, 2000 at 12:02 pm
  • Nathan Torkington writes: : Larry Wall writes: : : use 8bit; : : : : Make this parse. : : Offhand, I can't think of any reason not to, other than that people : : I hate this practice of making ...
    Larry WallLarry Wall
    Feb 9, 2000 at 9:10 pm
    Feb 14, 2000 at 2:17 am
  • Now we've qr// and qx//, the next logical thing may (to some) be a qe// for quoted evaluation. $a= eval $b = $a = qe/$b/; is no more bizarre than $a=`$b` = $a = qx/$b/; I'm happy to do this, it won't ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Feb 12, 2000 at 7:32 am
    Feb 13, 2000 at 12:50 am
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