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  • I'd like to understand the implications of the integration of Storable to the core in terms of LICENCE and MAINTENANCE. I apologize in advance if those questions sound naive. 1-LICENCE Storable is ...
    Raphael ManfrediRaphael Manfredi
    Aug 21, 2000 at 8:30 am
    Sep 21, 2000 at 4:50 pm
  • A regex's (?{...}) block is always considered to "match" successfully, but it'd be nice to be able to have it be unsuccessful. This would allow generic "if such and such is the case, abort this ...
    Jeffrey FriedlJeffrey Friedl
    Aug 4, 2000 at 5:53 am
    Aug 10, 2000 at 12:07 pm
  • I've been hearing a lot of grumbling that perl 5.6.0 "broke all over" So far, however, I haven't heard or seen detailed accounts of *what* *really* went wrong. So let's have them. New warnings ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 2, 2000 at 1:12 pm
    Aug 14, 2000 at 11:15 am
  • All, Here is a draft of a perldebugtut.pod for your consideration. It's not aimed at p5p but at the end-user community. You lot will probably be just laugh at it. But I've met an enormous number of ...
    Richard FoleyRichard Foley
    Aug 8, 2000 at 7:42 am
    Aug 16, 2000 at 6:47 am
  • I intend to push out the 5.7.0 in the next few days. I will start updating perldelta now, but in the meanwhile all of you could grab http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl@6619.tgz (ActiveState will presumably ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 14, 2000 at 2:31 pm
    Aug 16, 2000 at 11:21 am
  • Michal ZalewskiMichal Zalewski
    Aug 6, 2000 at 12:59 pm
    Aug 10, 2000 at 12:29 am
  • Working with a huge constructed regex that wasn't compiling, I got frustrated that the error message didn't show *where* in the regex the error had been detected. So, I patched my copy of bleedperl ...
    Jeffrey FriedlJeffrey Friedl
    Aug 5, 2000 at 6:20 am
    Aug 17, 2000 at 12:53 am
  • As far as I can tell (though see below), this patch does what the subject says. The thread at <http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2000-08/msg00042.html refers. The patch is ...
    Dominic DunlopDominic Dunlop
    Aug 15, 2000 at 8:22 pm
    Aug 17, 2000 at 2:51 pm
  • This is a build failure report for perl from Alan.Burlison@uk.sun.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.32 running under perl v5.7.0. Perl built with -Dusemorebits Configure errors: ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Aug 29, 2000 at 11:34 am
    Sep 4, 2000 at 8:34 am
  • I propose removing the suidperl functionality. Not deprecating, removing. Effective as of now. P.S. I just finished sending a message to CERT and umpteen or so so various vendor people about the ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 8, 2000 at 5:16 pm
    Aug 10, 2000 at 12:28 am
  • Responses to my recent question about the desirability of making bless($self, $proto) a synonym for bless($self, ref($proto) || $proto)) showed that there was no consensus for such a change, but it ...
    HugoHugo
    Aug 7, 2000 at 4:00 pm
    Aug 8, 2000 at 9:19 pm
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    Abigail suggested this was the appropriate forum for discussing problems with and improvements to sort. As some of you know, the qsort implementation underlying perl's sort has problems with ...
    John LindermanJohn Linderman
    Aug 22, 2000 at 12:49 pm
    Aug 30, 2000 at 4:58 pm
  • Go grab. -- $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'. # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 17, 2000 at 2:50 pm
    Aug 19, 2000 at 1:59 pm
  • With a kick-start from Chris Masto and feedback and support from a lot of people, including Nat (who's done this before). And doing a fine job of it too, from 90 percent open to 40 percent of 2000+ ...
    Richard FoleyRichard Foley
    Aug 2, 2000 at 5:51 am
    Aug 4, 2000 at 5:59 am
  • This is a build failure report for perl from okamoto@hpadl734.cup.hp.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.32 running under perl v5.7.0. ...
    Jeff OkamotoJeff Okamoto
    Aug 29, 2000 at 4:47 pm
    Aug 30, 2000 at 11:26 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from nick@talking.bollo.cx, generated with the help of perlbug 1.32 running under perl v5.7.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 27, 2000 at 8:32 pm
    Aug 29, 2000 at 10:16 pm
  • On VMS the 6620 kit fails to build out of the box owing to a "missing" return() from the brand new Perl_magic_regdatum_set() function in mg.c: CC/DECC ...
    Peter PrymmerPeter Prymmer
    Aug 15, 2000 at 6:07 pm
    Aug 17, 2000 at 6:28 pm
  • I feel very bad about this, because someone said quite a few months ago that they wanted it, and I never got around to writing it. But it's here now. It's kinda small. Additions welcome. This is ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Aug 11, 2000 at 2:45 pm
    Aug 12, 2000 at 3:49 pm
  • Discovered while trying to connect AUTHORS and MAINTAIN. Not sure how to fix up these: cygwinx does not exist posixbc does not exist lynxos is a loop! next does not exist regex does not exist sco ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Aug 29, 2000 at 11:53 am
    Sep 8, 2000 at 11:34 am
  • During make: ../../miniperl -I../../lib -I../../lib ../../lib/ExtUtils/xsubpp -noprototypes - typemap ../../lib/ExtUtils/typemap DynaLoader.xs DynaLoader.xsc && mv DynaLoad er.xsc DynaLoader.c ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Aug 30, 2000 at 9:40 pm
    Aug 31, 2000 at 5:41 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from ben_tilly@hotmail.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Ben TillyBen Tilly
    Aug 20, 2000 at 3:18 am
    Aug 22, 2000 at 4:24 pm
  • It claims one test to many. After this change (on HP-UX 11.00 and AIX 4.3): HP-UX 11.00, bleedperl till 6477: All tests successful. u=0.53 s=0.39 cu=35.55 cs=9.68 scripts=244 tests=12468 AIX 4.3, ...
    H . Merijn BrandH . Merijn Brand
    Aug 1, 2000 at 1:09 pm
    Aug 2, 2000 at 10:00 am
  • When I tried enabling maximal 64-bitness, I got Minimal 64-bitness works OK, as it should. The current x86 processors don't support 64bit very well ;-). We'll have to wait for AMDs Sledgehammer. ...
    Lupe ChristophLupe Christoph
    Aug 31, 2000 at 1:56 pm
    Sep 2, 2000 at 11:40 am
  • While babysitting a gcc build, I went through the pods with a copy of ispell and picked up what appear to be some typos and spelling mistakes. I've appended a patch for what appear to be genuine ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 30, 2000 at 12:12 am
    Aug 31, 2000 at 6:42 pm
  • This is a build failure report for perl from @HARE, generated with the help of perlbug 1.31 running under perl v5.7.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please enter ...
    Philip NewtonPhilip Newton
    Aug 20, 2000 at 2:12 pm
    Aug 22, 2000 at 12:29 pm
  • What should this output ? sub one { my $r = shift; sub two { print "$r\n"; } two(); } one(1); one(2); I would have expected 1 2 But it gives 1 1 Is this a bug ? Graham..
    Graham BarrGraham Barr
    Aug 11, 2000 at 1:34 pm
    Aug 17, 2000 at 4:12 pm
  • There are a few warts in MM_Unix.pm under both 5.6.0 and 5.7.0 related to linking on Solaris. Firstly, the file contains the following snippet (and another very similar to it): # Brain dead solaris ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Aug 26, 2000 at 9:24 pm
    Aug 28, 2000 at 10:11 pm
  • Presently, Configure sets $Config::Config{byteorder} to 0xffff, which means "I dunno" when cross-compiling, or compiling for multiple architectures. The latter affects us, since we build perl for ...
    Wilfredo SánchezWilfredo Sánchez
    Aug 1, 2000 at 2:45 am
    Aug 17, 2000 at 11:14 pm
  • From: Ilya Zakharevich Ooh. I think my understanding of Perl's REs just went up a notch. I aldo need to go back and read some more of your earlier postings, to see if I follow your point of view ...
    Moore, PaulMoore, Paul
    Aug 9, 2000 at 12:32 pm
    Aug 10, 2000 at 7:18 pm
  • Trawling through old messages, I found this aside in http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/1999-01/msg01423.html The following code gives the same results with all perls I've checked ...
    HugoHugo
    Aug 4, 2000 at 1:31 pm
    Jul 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm
  • This is a build failure report for perl from abigail@foad.org, generated with the help of perlbug 1.32 running under perl v5.7.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    AbigailAbigail
    Aug 30, 2000 at 5:20 pm
    Aug 30, 2000 at 7:59 pm
  • Some typos in perldebtut: 405:Here's a simple program which converts between celsius and farenheit, it too 444:For some reason, the farenheit to celsius conversion fails to return the ...
    Daniel MuinoDaniel Muino
    Aug 16, 2000 at 4:34 pm
    Aug 24, 2000 at 11:43 pm
  • The patch #6415 Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 00:21:56 +0100 From: Tom Hughes <tom@compton.nu Subject: Re: [ID 20000714.002] Message-ID: <db2334de49.tom@compton.compton.nu Reported in Subject: [ID ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Aug 18, 2000 at 4:35 pm
    Aug 20, 2000 at 2:56 am
  • It seems that is is possible for `pwd` to return undef leading to Cwd::_backtick_pwd to generate warnings [especially when you are trying to install Tk without realising your disk has filled up -- ...
    Tim JennessTim Jenness
    Aug 16, 2000 at 1:51 am
    Aug 16, 2000 at 2:56 pm
  • What is the current status of REG_INFTY ? Does it have any useful effect now that we have stack checking in the RE engine? I ask because t/op/regmesg.t test 13 fails in bleadperl if it is set to a ...
    Mike GuyMike Guy
    Aug 11, 2000 at 3:28 pm
    Sep 7, 2000 at 6:30 am
  • This is a success report for perl from Alan.Burlison@uk.sun.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.32 running under perl v5.7.0. Built with -Uuse64bitint Perl reported to build OK on this system. ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Aug 30, 2000 at 8:52 pm
    Aug 31, 2000 at 11:14 pm
  • installman didn't recognize the -S option (if only it used strict...). One test used 'unless $cmd' instead of 'unless $silent'. It still wasn't truely silent. And it wasn't mentioned in the usage ...
    AbigailAbigail
    Aug 24, 2000 at 6:03 pm
    Aug 26, 2000 at 10:03 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from daniel@chetlin.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.31 running under perl v5.7.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    DanielDaniel
    Aug 18, 2000 at 9:27 am
    Aug 20, 2000 at 9:23 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from urban@spica.ast.lmco.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.31 running under perl v5.7.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    'David Scott Urban'David Scott Urban
    Aug 16, 2000 at 8:54 pm
    Aug 19, 2000 at 8:26 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from daniel@chetlin.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    DanielDaniel
    Aug 11, 2000 at 1:09 am
    Aug 13, 2000 at 5:50 pm
  • I showed someone some of the perl 5.6.0 bugs, and now they want a fixed version. Unfortunately the ftp server I got a snapshot from before at ActiveState seems to be MIA. What advice do I give? I ...
    Ben TillyBen Tilly
    Aug 7, 2000 at 6:54 am
    Aug 8, 2000 at 2:44 am
  • My understanding is that there's no such thing as array context. The Camel seems to back this up, as its only mention of array context in the index I could find was a 'see also' for list context. ...
    Daniel ChetlinDaniel Chetlin
    Aug 4, 2000 at 3:45 am
    Aug 4, 2000 at 12:39 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from jfriedl@yahoo-inc.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Jeffrey FriedlJeffrey Friedl
    Aug 4, 2000 at 8:02 am
    Jul 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm
  • I'm trying to set up an automated process to test out the various combinations of Configure flags for the 5.7.0 betas that Jarkko is churning out at such a prodigious rate. At the end of each 'make ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Aug 28, 2000 at 3:28 pm
    Sep 18, 2000 at 8:54 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from gisle@ActiveState.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.32 running under perl v5.7.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    GisleGisle
    Aug 29, 2000 at 6:57 pm
    Aug 30, 2000 at 7:48 am
  • To: perlbug@perl.com Subject: dir name `0' not safe with Cwd.pm Reply-To: Wolfgang.Laun@alcatel.at This is a bug report for perl from Wolfgang.Laun@alcatel.at, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 ...
    Wolfgang LaunWolfgang Laun
    Aug 28, 2000 at 11:08 am
    Aug 28, 2000 at 5:20 pm
  • I'd like to have this version in 6.7.0 if possible. It has a wonderful speedup patch by Slaven Rezic (caching metadata with Storable, a nice coincidence with Storable in the core). To install it ...
    Andreas J. KoenigAndreas J. Koenig
    Aug 22, 2000 at 9:31 pm
    Aug 24, 2000 at 5:11 pm
  • Should messages generated from perlbug -ok get a bug ID? After all, a success implies there's no bug... Abigail
    AbigailAbigail
    Aug 22, 2000 at 9:56 pm
    Aug 24, 2000 at 1:23 pm
  • OK, With the 6640 kit modified so that it looks like the butchered version of 6620 (that is with mg.c:Perl_magic_regdatum_set of int type and with a bogus C<return(0); ) and the following tweak to ...
    Peter PrymmerPeter Prymmer
    Aug 15, 2000 at 11:30 pm
    Aug 18, 2000 at 12:02 am
  • Anyone know where the Win32 FAQ is these days? It seems to have gone missing and if anyone knows the new home I'd be much obliged. e.
    Elaine -HFB- AshtonElaine -HFB- Ashton
    Aug 15, 2000 at 5:08 am
    Aug 15, 2000 at 11:38 pm
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