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  • I have heard some mutterings about the alarming rate of bloat growth in the core and I can easily understand the concern, so I guess it's again time for my intermittent policy reminder. First, a ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Apr 16, 2001 at 6:59 pm
    Apr 19, 2001 at 8:47 pm
  • [ trimming the cc list and adding perl5-porters ] In short: The gnu automake project(?) wanted to use a module from CPAN. The module doesn't clearly specify it's license, the original author is ...
    Ask Bjoern HansenAsk Bjoern Hansen
    Apr 23, 2001 at 7:30 am
    May 6, 2001 at 11:40 pm
  • Fools' gold, that is. (Gotcha!) http://public.ActiveState.com/gsar/foolperl-5.6.1.tar.gz http://public.ActiveState.com/gsar/foolperl-5.6.1.patch.gz Don't mirror it, or announce it, or slashdot it, or ...
    Gurusamy SarathyGurusamy Sarathy
    Apr 2, 2001 at 6:12 am
    Apr 4, 2001 at 8:50 pm
  • Because I like poking dragons with sharp sticks, I'm going to bring this up again... Are we going to document the Regexp reference type for qr// things? Its not mentioned in perlfunc/ref or in perlop ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 21, 2001 at 3:30 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 1:25 pm
  • Perl 5.6.1 is out; there are 1777 open bug ids. -- $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'. # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Apr 10, 2001 at 2:51 pm
    Apr 12, 2001 at 6:32 pm
  • Solaris will have two new features that may make it possible to finally achieve the Holy Grail of a truly relocatable perl. The first of these is the ability to refer to a library with a path that is ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Apr 30, 2001 at 3:42 pm
    May 4, 2001 at 9:13 am
  • This odd bit of functionality came up on FWP recently... $ perl -wle 'sub foo { last; } while(1) { foo() } print "Bar"' Exiting subroutine via last at -e line 1. Bar Very unexpected behavior, that ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 12, 2001 at 6:50 pm
    Apr 17, 2001 at 3:33 pm
  • Hi Jarkko, This patch reduces the start-up cost of using glob. It does this by putting off the require of AutoLoader and Exporter from File::Glob until absolutely necessary, and by avoiding the ...
    Benjamin SugarsBenjamin Sugars
    Apr 3, 2001 at 3:31 am
    Apr 3, 2001 at 8:59 pm
  • http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl@9622.tgz http://www.hietaniemi.org/jarkko/perl@9622.tgz ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@9622.tgz The patchlevel has now been bumped to 5.7.1 so no code ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Apr 7, 2001 at 11:54 pm
    Apr 11, 2001 at 1:04 am
  • As threatened, here is the patch to change the reference type of a qr// variable from 'Regexp' to 'REGEX'. I am deliberately avoiding documenting this ref type since its fate is not yet determined, ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 21, 2001 at 8:22 pm
    May 1, 2001 at 1:53 am
  • I knew you were allowed to put underscores in numeric literals, and that you could only group digits by threes for decimal numerals. I've subsequently seen that underscores are also possible in ...
    Philip NewtonPhilip Newton
    Apr 27, 2001 at 2:40 pm
    Apr 30, 2001 at 11:33 am
  • So, is this an official requirement now? Argh, I sound like marketing. I can help with a Lempel-Ziv; but will need some work to be efficient with the sequence of bit sizes. Jarkko? Did you avoid this ...
    Dan BrianDan Brian
    Apr 19, 2001 at 9:15 pm
    Apr 25, 2001 at 1:06 pm
  • As previous discussed on pod-people (<url:http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/pod-people/2001-04/msg00005.h tml ), I've been working on a pod2xml and xml2pod. While testing it recently, I ...
    Sean M. BurkeSean M. Burke
    Apr 18, 2001 at 9:21 pm
    Apr 30, 2001 at 5:40 pm
  • --- perl@9508/op.c Sun Apr 1 06:46:15 2001 +++ perl-robin/op.c Mon Apr 2 14:43:02 2001 @@ -5679,6 +5679,12 @@ list(kid); break; case OA_AVREF: + if ((type == OP_PUSH || type == OP_UNSHIFT) + && !kid- ...
    Robin HoustonRobin Houston
    Apr 2, 2001 at 2:03 pm
    Apr 3, 2001 at 7:15 pm
  • http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl@9762.tgz http://www.hietaniemi.org/jarkko/perl@9762.tgz ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@9762.tgz Now also in bzip2. http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl@9762.tbz ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Apr 20, 2001 at 12:50 am
    Apr 20, 2001 at 5:32 pm
  • As Robin Houson noted in <20010417132636.A4248@puffinry.freeserve.co.uk , the following will cause perl 5.6.1 and 5.7.1 and bleadperl to dump core: undef %::; eval 1; The reason is that pp_doeval ...
    Benjamin SugarsBenjamin Sugars
    Apr 19, 2001 at 2:51 pm
    Apr 20, 2001 at 2:45 pm
  • Historical accident fixed, in the hope that someone will tell me what I'm missing. Was it merely an oversight that this wasn't fixed earlier, or does somebody rely on the Exporter behaviour? "These ...
    Abhijit Menon-SenAbhijit Menon-Sen
    Apr 25, 2001 at 10:22 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 7:56 pm
  • barries wrote Eh? I don't understand that case. Surely "two" is in a boolean context? And I note it doesn't warn if you have "if" in place of "unless". I smell overenthusiastic optimisation. This has ...
    Mike GuyMike Guy
    Apr 25, 2001 at 5:31 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 7:14 pm
  • This patch adds support for UTF8 characters in literal strings. (I noticed that regexen behave *very* oddly if you use ridiculously large codepoints: my $x="\x{12345678}"; printf "len=%d; ...
    Robin HoustonRobin Houston
    Apr 17, 2001 at 9:29 pm
    Apr 19, 2001 at 6:43 pm
  • There are a lot of whitespace changes here that look unnecessary to me. I'd appreciate a more minimal patch or an explanation for what I'm missing. That hunk probably doesn't belong in the patch ...
    Gurusamy SarathyGurusamy Sarathy
    Apr 4, 2001 at 7:41 pm
    Apr 11, 2001 at 1:28 pm
  • After patching up 1_compile.t, I now have a fairly accurate list of all the modules which are never even mentioned in the tests. They are listed below. Its a little over a third of the whole ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 21, 2001 at 9:32 pm
    May 2, 2001 at 8:34 pm
  • With bleadperl (configured with all defaults), I'm getting lib/selfloader........ok lib/selfstubber.......FAILED at test 10 lib/sigaction.........ok Trying to close in on this gave inconsistent ...
    Mike GuyMike Guy
    Apr 27, 2001 at 2:18 pm
    Apr 28, 2001 at 7:34 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from jpeacock@zenop-0.dsl.speakeasy.net, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.7.1. ...
    John PeacockJohn Peacock
    Apr 22, 2001 at 2:41 pm
    Apr 25, 2001 at 9:58 pm
  • I'm CCing this to p5p because the same discussion is going on there. How did I know you were going to come back with something like this? As soon as I sent the mail, I thought "Abigail will try to ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 13, 2001 at 12:21 pm
    Apr 16, 2001 at 6:47 pm
  • More true to my nature, I offer the following: I have been throwing around the idea of a central place where Perl newcomers can come and ask FAQ questions and the like. My dream is to funnel all the ...
    Casey WestCasey West
    Apr 11, 2001 at 12:20 am
    Apr 11, 2001 at 9:12 pm
  • Am I alone in being unable to untar the 5.6.1 file? I've tried getting the file from the announced URL http://public.ActiveState.com/gsar/perl-5.6.1.tar.gz and also from CPAN, but in all cases I get ...
    Mike GuyMike Guy
    Apr 10, 2001 at 5:17 pm
    Apr 11, 2001 at 7:22 pm
  • Enclosed please find a unix-format context diff of the changes I found necessary to get the 9885 kit building with MS VC 5 and the nmake utility. This patch affects only win32/Makefile and does not ...
    Prymmer/KahnPrymmer/Kahn
    Apr 29, 2001 at 4:56 am
    May 1, 2001 at 2:54 am
  • If I have 2 packages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- package Parent; #use SelfLoader; 1; #__DATA__ sub bing { print __PACKAGE__ } ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Apr 23, 2001 at 9:25 pm
    Apr 27, 2001 at 12:57 am
  • 10.20 fails for -Uuseperlio, but succeeds for -Duseperlio Automated smoke report for patch 9905 O = OK s = Skipped, cause tested in an earlier configuration - = not tested, cause unable to build ? = ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Apr 30, 2001 at 7:10 am
    May 1, 2001 at 1:26 pm
  • I'd like to propose two simple critereon for all future module additions to the core: 1) It has a reasonable amount of POD documentation. At minimum it must have something, even if its just a NAME, ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 21, 2001 at 9:42 pm
    Apr 23, 2001 at 6:25 am
  • Hi, The following patch helps those platforms that do not have "List/Util" in their $Config{extensions} [VMS will get it real soon now (tm)]: diff -ru perl.9742/t/lib/u-blessed.t ...
    Peter PrymmerPeter Prymmer
    Apr 20, 2001 at 12:40 am
    Apr 20, 2001 at 1:49 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from benwa@ocentrix.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Bens maintenance accountBens maintenance account
    Apr 26, 2001 at 5:42 pm
    Apr 30, 2001 at 12:32 pm
  • This patch fixes the easy bugs in B::Deparse. I think that the majority of test failures now are due to one or more of the hard problems which I mentioned in my last message. Incidentally, there ...
    Robin HoustonRobin Houston
    Apr 26, 2001 at 10:03 pm
    Apr 27, 2001 at 6:40 pm
  • I was thinking about documentation today. We document all of our programs and perl modules via pod, and use MakeMaker to build man pages during installation. Right now everything is in english, but ...
    Sean DagueSean Dague
    Apr 23, 2001 at 11:33 pm
    Apr 27, 2001 at 2:24 pm
  • Hi, I had a look at Porting/patching.pod and decided to update the version number format from the old 5.xxx_xx to the new 5.x.x. I picked semi-random bogus version numbers; feel free to change them ...
    Philip NewtonPhilip Newton
    Apr 25, 2001 at 3:06 pm
    Apr 26, 2001 at 2:51 pm
  • I noticed this in t/lib/b.t... BEGIN { chdir 't' if -d 't'; if ($^O eq 'MacOS') { @INC = qw(: ::lib ::macos:lib); } else { @INC = '.'; push @INC, '../lib'; } } Does MacOS require this special @INC ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 21, 2001 at 3:10 pm
    Apr 23, 2001 at 1:06 am
  • Automated smoke report for patch 9694 O = OK s = Skipped, cause tested in an earlier configuration - = not tested, cause unable to build ? = still running or test results not (yet) available F = ...
    H.M. BrandH.M. Brand
    Apr 13, 2001 at 10:45 am
    Apr 19, 2001 at 8:16 am
  • I believe 'use' should adopt similar behavior when searching for a _version_ of a package as it presently does for searching for a package name. If this is not the appropriate forum for this request, ...
    Tom_rocheTom_roche
    Apr 15, 2001 at 5:11 pm
    Apr 16, 2001 at 12:36 am
  • This is a build failure report for perl from schinder@pobox.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.6.1. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    SchinderSchinder
    Apr 5, 2001 at 2:12 am
    Apr 6, 2001 at 12:31 am
  • [I sent this off to a Mac OS X list, but I thought this list might be interested, as well. FWIW, the tests were run on Mac OS X 10.0, using the (default) Perl 5.6.0. I really dunno whether the ...
    Rich MorinRich Morin
    Apr 3, 2001 at 8:00 am
    Apr 4, 2001 at 4:42 pm
  • Greetings, Enclosed patch affects: * configure.com - add checks of newer style TCP/IP Services for VMS hostname variables. While not needed at this point but they should not hurt anyone and ought to ...
    Peter PrymmerPeter Prymmer
    Apr 3, 2001 at 12:41 am
    Apr 3, 2001 at 5:14 pm
  • ~s Not OK: perl v5.7.1 on i386-sco 3.2v5.0.5 This is a build failure report for perl from gellyfish@gellyfish.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.7.1. ...
    Jonathan StoweJonathan Stowe
    Apr 11, 2001 at 1:22 pm
    Apr 17, 2001 at 2:00 pm
  • Hello porters, Recently, I needed to determine not only if a host responded at an ip address, but also that it was the _same_ host as the one that responded to the last ping. Welcome to the world of ...
    BronsonBronson
    Apr 10, 2001 at 9:48 am
    Apr 16, 2001 at 12:41 am
  • http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl@9583.tgz http://www.hietaniemi.org/jarkko/perl@9583.tgz ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@9583.tgz Class::ISA from Sean Burke added. I have been ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Apr 6, 2001 at 12:07 am
    Apr 6, 2001 at 6:06 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from david@sheetmusic.org.uk, generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    David ChanDavid Chan
    Apr 21, 2001 at 3:36 pm
    Nov 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from nick@talking.bollo.cx, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.7.0. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Apr 22, 2001 at 10:38 pm
    Nov 23, 2011 at 3:28 am
  • Without the enclosed patch: $ perl lib/selfstubber.t;1 1..7 ok 1 ok 2 ok 3 ok 4 # dra3:[perl.][000000]perl.exe;1 "-I../lib" "-ISSI-94177" Parent--94177 # dra3:[perl.][000000]perl.exe;1 "-I../lib" ...
    Peter PrymmerPeter Prymmer
    Apr 27, 2001 at 12:41 am
    Apr 29, 2001 at 11:44 pm
  • -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Moin, Well, if I change my code to: ################################### 'bool' = sub { my $t = !$_[0]- is_zero(); undef $t if $t == 0; return $t; }; ...
    TelsTels
    Apr 22, 2001 at 4:38 pm
    Apr 25, 2001 at 7:40 am
  • I have not looked into this just yet, but I I just had a report from cpan-testers that my Convert::ASN1 module does not work correctly with 5.7.1 One of the errors is showing the following when ...
    Graham BarrGraham Barr
    Apr 24, 2001 at 2:40 pm
    Apr 25, 2001 at 1:38 am
  • perl5.7.1delta notes that t/lib/1_compile.t takes quite a while to run, and it does. About a minute on my system. This patch removes all libraries which already have tests (I just eyeballed it). This ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Apr 21, 2001 at 9:24 pm
    Apr 24, 2001 at 10:58 am
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