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  • You broke roffitall! (which, I see, has not been kept up to date.) You can't--at least under groff--put whitespace between the two dots to finish a definition. Otherwise you get: error: end of file ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    May 1, 2000 at 3:15 am
    May 15, 2000 at 6:17 pm
  • The following test script causes Mail::Header to enter an infinite loop in Mail::Header::_fold_line. The header is malformed, but the failure mode is severe. ---- cut here #!/usr/bin/perl use ...
    Michael ShieldsMichael Shields
    May 16, 2000 at 4:40 am
    May 26, 2000 at 10:19 pm
  • The recent discussion on caching the get* functions and the general slowness of method lookups (also see the Pod::Parser discussion) made me wonder whether or not it was possible to speed up method ...
    Ben TillyBen Tilly
    May 29, 2000 at 5:59 pm
    Jul 3, 2000 at 5:58 pm
  • http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1007-200-1939586.html?tag=st.ne.1002.tgif.ni
    John L. AllenJohn L. Allen
    May 24, 2000 at 8:53 pm
    May 25, 2000 at 11:39 pm
  • Yes, thank you: this Focus Group has been quite informative. :-) Since perldoc, that monolithic anti-tool, manifests so much MS-think, I've decided to follow further in that vein. You see, I intend ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    May 2, 2000 at 11:02 pm
    May 18, 2000 at 11:51 pm
  • On a (possibly) somewhat more serious note, I do think there are legitimate reasons that I would never want to maintain large amounts of perl code, and they are rooted in the language itself. It ...
    Horsley TomHorsley Tom
    May 25, 2000 at 5:32 pm
    Jun 7, 2000 at 4:33 pm
  • Ilya, I said that I would return when I could clearly verbalize what exactly the optimizations were when I was talking about how next-character recognition leads to some amazing optimizations. Well I ...
    Ben TillyBen Tilly
    May 22, 2000 at 11:57 pm
    May 25, 2000 at 10:11 pm
  • We've been profiling some mod_perl mods and I've noticed that when we use a lot of LWP::UserAgents, we do literally hundreds of calls to open on /etc/protocols. It's a pretty simple chain: ...
    Steven ParkesSteven Parkes
    May 20, 2000 at 12:33 am
    May 22, 2000 at 2:54 am
  • Some time ago, Jeff Pinyan posted a demo of a handy way of grabbing control of assignments to variables. I responded that I had a module on that, and we decided to step outside to discuss it. ...
    Damian ConwayDamian Conway
    May 5, 2000 at 9:25 pm
    May 7, 2000 at 8:38 pm
  • Mark, Andreas, Tom, Mark-Jason Dominus wrote: Yes I did a tied implementation myself originally a few years back: Tie::Const at http://www.perlpress.com/perl/antiques.html but the problem with the ...
    Mark SummerfieldMark Summerfield
    May 20, 2000 at 6:18 pm
    May 25, 2000 at 9:11 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from baghdne@electra.chiron.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Nehmeh BaghdadiNehmeh Baghdadi
    May 5, 2000 at 8:55 pm
    May 11, 2000 at 12:14 am
  • I have been working to improve B::Bytecode and ByteLoader. I have them stable and useful for compiling a module (ie, I've gotten rid of its tendency to output a state dump of _everything_). However, ...
    Benjamin StuhlBenjamin Stuhl
    May 30, 2000 at 12:32 am
    Jun 18, 2000 at 10:56 pm
  • Jarkko Hietaniemi (jhi@iki.fi) wrote a really cool module called Regex::PreSuf (http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=Regex-PreSuf-1.03) which builds a regex to recognize only those words in a list it's ...
    Mike GirouxMike Giroux
    May 12, 2000 at 12:39 pm
    May 12, 2000 at 9:20 pm
  • Hello, and welcome to 'UTF8 one line patch of the day'. --- pp.c~ Mon May 22 21:42:48 2000 +++ pp.c Mon May 22 21:47:42 2000 @@ -4641,6 +4641,7 @@ SvCUR_set(cat, ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    May 22, 2000 at 12:49 pm
    May 23, 2000 at 3:10 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from ian@homer.dial.pipex.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    Ian PhillippsIan Phillipps
    May 11, 2000 at 8:00 am
    May 13, 2000 at 4:50 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from zaragoza@usa.net, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Gavin BrockGavin Brock
    May 11, 2000 at 11:40 am
    Jun 8, 2011 at 10:42 pm
  • Optimised out: % cat foo.pl sub count { my $foo if 0; $foo++; } print count(); print count(); % perl -MO=Deparse foo.pl sub count { '???'; $foo++; } print count(); print count(); foo.pl syntax OK -- ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    May 18, 2000 at 2:55 pm
    May 18, 2000 at 8:36 pm
  • Except the reasonable situation of only wanting your variable assigned references to type-compatible objects. Perhaps to someone as clever and knowledgeable as yourself. But to most people, writing: ...
    Damian ConwayDamian Conway
    May 6, 2000 at 10:25 pm
    May 11, 2000 at 6:19 pm
  • This seems to have gotten to the bugs database, but not to p5p: This is a bug report for perl from sthoenna@efn.org, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ...
    Yitzchak Scott-ThoennesYitzchak Scott-Thoennes
    May 29, 2000 at 4:50 am
    May 4, 2007 at 3:29 pm
  • Any time you want to produce a readonly variable from a compile time expression (that may reference other compile time expressions) and have perl optimize away the scalar accesses to inlined ...
    Mark MielkeMark Mielke
    May 23, 2000 at 2:18 pm
    May 24, 2000 at 9:44 pm
  • [...] [...] This is as good a time as any to bring this up. I am in the embarrassing position of (through knowing some key people) having been asked to give a tutorial at next summer's LinuxWorld ...
    Ben_tillyBen_tilly
    May 24, 2000 at 10:48 pm
    May 25, 2000 at 8:04 pm
  • (I didn't reply to this guy.) (gibreel did already comment that in general shouldn't Win32 port help quite a bit?) -- $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ # There is this special biologist word we use ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    May 15, 2000 at 9:56 pm
    May 17, 2000 at 12:04 pm
  • I like being able to slice into a constant list: (5, 8, 3, 1)[0] It'd be cool to use a constant list as a hash: (Nat, 27, Jenine, 33){Nat} I want it for: s{([< &])}{(qw[< &lt; & &amp;]){$1}g Nat
    Nathan TorkingtonNathan Torkington
    May 11, 2000 at 8:40 pm
    May 12, 2000 at 7:14 am
  • Now this is interesting: http://linuxpr.com/releases/1781.html (Intel Partners with ActiveState for IA-64 Port [of perl and python]) So what exactly does one need to do special to get perl going on ...
    Dan SugalskiDan Sugalski
    May 9, 2000 at 8:07 pm
    May 10, 2000 at 7:24 pm
  • What should this code print: $x = qr/(.)\1/; /(.)$x/ && print for 'abb','aba'; Yes, I know what it does print, but I think you could make a case for it working the other way. Or a warning. Or a new ...
    Yitzchak Scott-ThoennesYitzchak Scott-Thoennes
    May 27, 2000 at 1:36 am
    Jun 1, 2000 at 4:51 pm
  • Greetings -- Things seem to be a little slow on this list. Or else my mail server is down again. :-) Since a standard, operating presumption of the Open Source movement is "silence implies assent," I ...
    Ken RietzKen Rietz
    May 19, 2000 at 5:15 pm
    May 21, 2000 at 4:41 am
  • Yup. The debugger has spotted that $$ has changed and thinks you must have forked - you haven't really, though. perlvar says you should 'consider' $$ read-only. That means it isn't. :) % perl -le ...
    Simon P CozensSimon P Cozens
    May 3, 2000 at 6:02 am
    May 11, 2000 at 2:19 pm
  • The patch below lets you call methods on "unblessed" references. If $r is a reference, then $r - doit(@stuff) is equivalent to: ref($r) - can ('doit') - ($r, @stuff) The preceding sentence has been ...
    John TobeyJohn Tobey
    May 9, 2000 at 5:27 am
    May 10, 2000 at 6:33 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from mark.reed@turner.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.20 running under perl 5.006. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Mark J. ReedMark J. Reed
    May 10, 2000 at 8:23 pm
    Jun 29, 2000 at 8:30 pm
  • I am working on embedding Perl into my application to provide for its scripting/programming language. I need to capture all output to STDOUT so that I can pass it to my application for further ...
    Dave HartnollDave Hartnoll
    May 25, 2000 at 2:08 pm
    May 25, 2000 at 2:59 pm
  • eli, can you see if this fixes it? Thanks, Barrie --- perl-5.6.0/lib/File/Spec/VMS.pm Tue Mar 21 03:55:48 2000 +++ perl-5.6.0-fs2/lib/File/Spec/VMS.pm Tue May 2 16:12:09 2000 @@ -400,13 +400,15 @@ } ...
    Barrie SlaymakerBarrie Slaymaker
    May 2, 2000 at 8:40 pm
    May 3, 2000 at 8:29 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from joey@kitenet.net, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- This is a ...
    Joey HessJoey Hess
    May 19, 2000 at 7:23 am
    Jul 6, 2000 at 9:49 pm
  • I am working on an extension that needs to call back into perl methods and at the same time trap any exceptions thrown by the attempted method call. For this I have used code like: PUTBACK; ret_count ...
    Gisle AasGisle Aas
    May 24, 2000 at 11:14 am
    Jun 1, 2000 at 1:59 pm
  • I am using WinNT 4.0 sp6 and ActiveState Perl 613 (Perl 5.6.0) I've been having a freaky problem when unpacking the same pointer to a string at differing times and in different scopes... Sometimes ...
    Garrett GoebelGarrett Goebel
    May 25, 2000 at 8:20 pm
    May 26, 2000 at 7:09 pm
  • Using Perl 5.6.613 on WinNT, I've tried unsucessfully to embed perl (perl_object) into a c++ program - the sample programs (from perlwin32faq10 - Embedding and Extending) will not compile. Compiler ...
    Sean RobertsSean Roberts
    May 24, 2000 at 8:22 am
    May 26, 2000 at 6:54 pm
  • Good morning! I'm writing a program to report on test coverage for a fairly large module library. Some of the modules are optional, and I don't expect them to load if their baroque dependencies ...
    Rocco CaputoRocco Caputo
    May 25, 2000 at 2:53 pm
    May 25, 2000 at 10:01 pm
  • I'm trying to build Perl for Win32 from the ActiveState 613 source bundle. Windows NT, Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0. After some fiddling I've gotten to the point where Errno.pm is being built, and I get ...
    Ronald J KimballRonald J Kimball
    May 24, 2000 at 6:06 pm
    May 24, 2000 at 9:31 pm
  • I sent this in earlier in the week to the perlbug black hole. This is still a problem with the just released CGI.pm-2.68, but so far as I can determine is a bug in perl 5.6.0. This is a bug report ...
    SchinderSchinder
    May 19, 2000 at 1:48 pm
    May 19, 2000 at 5:31 pm
  • $header =~ s/\n\s+/ /g; # fix continuation lines %hdrs = (UNIX_FROM = split /^(\S*?):\s*/m, $header); What is that second line supposed to read? %hdrs becomes a hash with an odd number of elements at ...
    Jeff PinyanJeff Pinyan
    May 15, 2000 at 5:06 pm
    May 16, 2000 at 3:00 am
  • I made substantial patches to xsubpp. These here should be uncontroversial. --- lib/ExtUtils/xsubpp.orig Thu May 11 08:40:25 2000 +++ lib/ExtUtils/xsubpp Thu May 11 08:41:36 2000 @@ -173,7 +173,13 @@ ...
    Matthias NeeracherMatthias Neeracher
    May 11, 2000 at 6:44 am
    May 13, 2000 at 8:19 pm
  • Good morning! The attached patch fixes the OS/2 build and tests. I've listed the files it touches and the ways it touches them. If it passes muster, it should be applied from the root perl directory ...
    Rocco CaputoRocco Caputo
    May 9, 2000 at 12:36 am
    May 9, 2000 at 4:45 pm
  • I don't think the intent is obvious at all. I expect push to add on to the end, and _add_ on (not replace, like it will with a hash). Try this instead: @hash{qw(a b c)} = ($V1, $V2, $V3); -- <Matt/ ...
    Matt SergeantMatt Sergeant
    May 5, 2000 at 2:11 pm
    May 7, 2000 at 6:29 pm
  • Hi, Sorry if I'm reporting this improperly. I was getting error messages about undefined symbols in "miniperl" when I followed the default procedure for running "Configure" and "build" under Solaris ...
    Art PinaArt Pina
    May 4, 2000 at 7:48 pm
    May 6, 2000 at 5:59 pm
  • Recenltly, I needed a pod to html converter a bit different from all the versions already out there (in itself a comment on something). (I was using the excellent HTML::Template module to try to ...
    Ton HospelTon Hospel
    May 1, 2000 at 1:58 pm
    May 2, 2000 at 3:03 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from paul@miraclefish.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Paul SharpePaul Sharpe
    May 9, 2000 at 11:23 am
    Nov 11, 2008 at 12:35 pm
  • <URL:http://www.sdmagazine.com/features/2000/03/f4.shtml Maybe Perl and Eiffel have more in common than we realise. -- Stephen "A duck!"
    Stephen ZanderStephen Zander
    May 30, 2000 at 6:04 am
    May 30, 2000 at 8:19 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from rootbeer@redcat.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- The ...
    Tom PhoenixTom Phoenix
    May 12, 2000 at 1:05 am
    May 13, 2000 at 4:50 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from schwern@pobox.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.27 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    May 11, 2000 at 7:30 am
    May 11, 2000 at 9:16 pm
  • Are LVALUE refs subject to some special Perl magic? Because I'm not grokking this behavior (Perl 5.005_02): #!/usr/bin/perl $str = "abcdef"; for (my $i = 0; $i < length($str); $i++) { push @subs, ...
    Jeff PinyanJeff Pinyan
    May 10, 2000 at 6:31 pm
    May 11, 2000 at 11:47 am
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