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  • This is a call to remind me and all of perl5-porters of any open issues you want to see settled/fixed/closed before 5.8.0. As soon as Arthur comes back online after his vacation the threads problems ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Nov 14, 2001 at 4:45 am
    Nov 24, 2001 at 5:10 pm
  • Here's something I penned today. Useful? Useless? I should just edit perlunicode appropriately? If useful but lacking, what is missing? Typoes? Factual errors? =head1 NAME perlunitut - Perl Unicode ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Nov 9, 2001 at 11:41 pm
    Nov 18, 2001 at 3:48 pm
  • I've attached the output of make test on Win2k/cygwin-1.3.3 for 12836 I've stripped the intro from make where all the ext's are revisited and I've stripped all the ....ok lines To whoever cares to ...
    H . Merijn BrandH . Merijn Brand
    Nov 5, 2001 at 5:01 pm
    Nov 8, 2001 at 10:58 pm
  • I've advised someone that qr{} may give speed benefits by compiling the RE he is using just once, but he has pointed out to me that in fact qr{} takes just as long as the old /$var/ interpolation ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Nov 24, 2001 at 1:38 pm
    Nov 30, 2001 at 8:29 am
  • This is a build failure report for perl from dcd@tc.fluke.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.7.2. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ...
    David DyckDavid Dyck
    Nov 18, 2001 at 5:18 am
    Nov 20, 2001 at 6:27 pm
  • I just finished off a tied array class and found something very inconvenient. [1] @tied_array = qw(foo bar baz); what this does is: $obj- CLEAR; $obj- EXTEND(3); $obj- STORE(0, 'foo'); $obj- STORE(1, ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 27, 2001 at 6:08 am
    Dec 2, 2001 at 7:01 am
  • p5p'ers, This fellow feels like he's being ignored. He sent the message in July, it recieved a bugid, and both it and his reminder emails appeared on p5p (see mpg archive). Never had a reply ...
    Richard FoleyRichard Foley
    Nov 9, 2001 at 8:15 am
    Nov 17, 2001 at 2:49 am
  • Ok, this patches a number of modules to use File::Spec instead of ExtUtils::MakeMaker. Included is an additional patch of ExtUtils::Install, which was using both MM- catfile and MY- catfile in an ...
    Dave RolskyDave Rolsky
    Nov 20, 2001 at 12:17 am
    Nov 23, 2001 at 10:50 pm
  • From my point of view : we should at least document in the File::Spec modules that tmpdir() may read its information in an environment variable, which, in case of taint mode, should be untainted, ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 4, 2001 at 9:12 pm
    Nov 5, 2001 at 6:19 pm
  • Here's something that would be nice to get done, finish off testing last three dozen modules and let YAS have $500 of my money. http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/cgi-bin/perl-qa-wiki.cgi?UntestedModules ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 19, 2001 at 6:48 am
    Nov 20, 2001 at 9:55 pm
  • The Debian and Redhat perl package maintainers both just use whatever the default configuration options are, unless there's an overwhelming reason to do otherwise. I think most binary distributions ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 25, 2001 at 10:12 pm
    Nov 29, 2001 at 8:03 pm
  • First of all: DON'T DELETE THIS. I'm going to point out a few features in MS's new RE engine I found interesting, but I'm still sticking with Perl for most stuff--I just happen to be one of those ...
    Brent DaxBrent Dax
    Nov 22, 2001 at 8:23 am
    Nov 27, 2001 at 2:03 pm
  • There was a two-fold problem with the chdir.t under VMS. First, for me anyway, $ENV{HOME} took several delete()s scrape off all the layers. Second, the test was corrupting %ENV, so that the first run ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 9, 2001 at 3:59 am
    Nov 13, 2001 at 6:00 pm
  • Some perlbench results are attached. 5.6.1 vs perl@13056 in linux/x86, solaris/sparc, and tru64/alpha. perl@13056 with and without -DNO_PERL_PRESERVE_IVUV in linux and tru64. -- $jhi++; # ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Nov 16, 2001 at 11:27 pm
    Nov 28, 2001 at 2:13 am
  • Ok, this is the "use a pointer" solution to the $& problem. It has one big drawback: change the variable and $& won't point to the right place. However, if this is documented, then it's safe. Not to ...
    Jeff 'japhy' PinyanJeff 'japhy' Pinyan
    Nov 26, 2001 at 12:48 am
    Nov 27, 2001 at 8:33 am
  • Doncha hate it when you take something apart and then put it back together and you've got some pieces left over? $ mmk CC/DECC/NOANSI_ALIAS /Include=[]/Standard=Relaxed_ANSI/Prefix=All/Obj=.obj/NoLis ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 15, 2001 at 9:26 pm
    Nov 15, 2001 at 11:36 pm
  • Thats excellent, however in the interests of maintainability I would propose: --- Cap.pm~ Wed Nov 28 09:55:33 2001 +++ Cap.pm Wed Nov 28 10:11:49 2001 @@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ use vars qw($VERSION); -$VERSION ...
    Jonathan StoweJonathan Stowe
    Nov 28, 2001 at 10:39 am
    Apr 23, 2002 at 12:58 am
  • (I think it's changing back to re::ampersand again...) I found out why the swash panic was happening -- had to do with my adjustment to regexec.c which I've now rerouted to pp_match.c. I'm in the ...
    Jeff 'japhy' PinyanJeff 'japhy' Pinyan
    Nov 27, 2001 at 8:26 pm
    Dec 1, 2001 at 4:39 pm
  • -- H.Merijn Brand Amsterdam Perl Mongers (http://amsterdam.pm.org/) using perl-5.6.1, 5.7.2 & 630 on HP-UX 10.20 & 11.00, AIX 4.2, AIX 4.3, WinNT 4, Win2K pro & WinCE 2.11. Smoking perl CORE: ...
    H . Merijn BrandH . Merijn Brand
    Nov 27, 2001 at 4:31 pm
    Nov 30, 2001 at 10:34 am
  • This is a bug report for perl from root@cerebro.laendle, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.7.2. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Marc LehmannMarc Lehmann
    Nov 27, 2001 at 1:27 pm
    Nov 28, 2001 at 11:08 pm
  • Jeff 'japhy' PinyanJeff 'japhy' Pinyan
    Nov 27, 2001 at 4:52 am
    Nov 27, 2001 at 8:13 pm
  • Looks like FreeBSD, other than using a slightly different filename, supports the procselfexe thing just the same as Linux FreeBSD 4.x-RELEASE: /proc/curproc/file is a symlink to the executable that ...
    Richard SoderbergRichard Soderberg
    Nov 22, 2001 at 4:17 pm
    Nov 26, 2001 at 3:59 pm
  • $ /usr/local/bleadperl/bin/h2ph -d /home/schwern/tmp /usr/include/bits/fenv.h /usr/include/bits/fenv.h - /usr/include/bits/fenv.ph Cannot parse: 't disable or Looks like the comments inside an enum ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 25, 2001 at 11:02 pm
    Sep 7, 2002 at 8:19 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from rick.delaney@home.com, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.6.1. ----------------------------------------------------------------- $ nl -ba ...
    Rick DelaneyRick Delaney
    Nov 11, 2001 at 8:27 pm
    Nov 14, 2001 at 11:43 am
  • This is incomplete, but it's part of the way there. On the other hand I'm not really sure it's worth doing at all. --- ./Porting/pumpkin.pod 2001/11/08 13:25:29 1.1 +++ ./Porting/pumpkin.pod ...
    MjdMjd
    Nov 8, 2001 at 1:31 pm
    Nov 9, 2001 at 2:58 pm
  • While I am working on this, I had some thoughts. I'd like to get some consensus (or at least some opinions) on a few things: 1) Graham and Jarkko seemed to want versions to be $VERSION = v1.2; # any ...
    John PeacockJohn Peacock
    Nov 16, 2001 at 5:23 pm
    Nov 26, 2001 at 3:28 pm
  • --- bytecode.pl.orig Mon Nov 12 12:36:06 2001 +++ bytecode.pl Mon Nov 12 12:37:47 2001 @@ -109,7 +109,7 @@ EOT -for (my $i = 0; $i < @specialsv; $i++) { +for my $i ( 0 .. $#specialsv ) { print ...
    Richard SoderbergRichard Soderberg
    Nov 12, 2001 at 8:53 pm
    Nov 16, 2001 at 5:08 pm
  • Hi, I'm building perl@12817, and I've noticed that op/system.t is failing. This is what I've got under CFG=debug, outputs from perlio & stdio are attached. Since it has 900+ test, and approx. every ...
    Nikola KnezevicNikola Knezevic
    Nov 3, 2001 at 1:49 pm
    Nov 7, 2001 at 9:43 pm
  • This is more on the serious breakage I reported on an old Linux box as described at http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2001-11/msg01342.html. When I download and compile snapshots ...
    Benjamin J. TillyBenjamin J. Tilly
    Nov 27, 2001 at 1:33 pm
    Nov 30, 2001 at 8:14 pm
  • -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Moin, Perl under Cygwin has improved over the last two snapshots (in now actually compiles), but there are quite some warnings and test failures: I am now Cygwin ...
    TelsTels
    Nov 26, 2001 at 11:16 pm
    Nov 29, 2001 at 2:27 pm
  • B::Deparse misses the arguments to "no warnings" no warnings "uninitialized"; print undef deparses as no warnings; print undef; I've also noticed it doesn't honor the #line pragma. warn "Foo"; #line ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 27, 2001 at 8:53 am
    Nov 28, 2001 at 9:05 pm
  • Hi Porters, There was a query yesterday on EFNet #perl about some under-documented behaviour in die that led me to look at pp_die(). I was suprised to find that if you call die with an empty list ...
    Tony CookTony Cook
    Nov 13, 2001 at 5:50 am
    Nov 27, 2001 at 1:32 am
  • Hiho. lib/unicore/mktables didn't do reasonable things WRT \w with lines like 4E00;<CJK Ideograph, First ;Lo;0;L;;;;;N;;;;; 9FA5;<CJK Ideograph, Last ;Lo;0;L;;;;;N;;;;; AC00;<Hangul Syllable, First ...
    Jeffrey FriedlJeffrey Friedl
    Nov 14, 2001 at 9:22 am
    Nov 20, 2001 at 4:19 am
  • perl_destruct() does this: if (environ != PL_origenviron) { I32 i; for (i = 0; environ[i]; i++) safesysfree(environ[i]); /* Must use safesysfree() when working with environ. */ safesysfree(environ); ...
    Doug MacEachernDoug MacEachern
    Nov 3, 2001 at 10:02 pm
    Nov 12, 2001 at 10:30 am
  • Simon, this is a beautiful document, and I'm about to let my campus know how beautiful it is by letting it grace their printer... ;) So the general concept is: %a = (this = 1, that = 2, those = 3); ...
    Jeff 'japhy' PinyanJeff 'japhy' Pinyan
    Nov 29, 2001 at 2:47 pm
    Nov 30, 2001 at 12:14 pm
  • Here's tests for ExtUtils::MM_Cygwin. They're skipped on all platforms where $^O does not match /cygwin/i. The tests out to pass just about everywhere anyway. It would be good for someone with Cygwin ...
    ChromaticChromatic
    Nov 26, 2001 at 3:13 am
    Nov 26, 2001 at 11:35 pm
  • -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Moin Rob, On 20-Nov-01 Rob Brown tried to scribble about: Cc to perl5-porters@perl.org (I did it on this mail), they will take care of that. I think Michael G. ...
    TelsTels
    Nov 20, 2001 at 9:14 pm
    Nov 25, 2001 at 10:26 pm
  • The patch below does two things: 1. implements lazy evaluation of $`, $&, and $' 2. "fixes" the "a\nb\n" =~ /a\Z/m bug Basically, what Ruby does is keep a copy of the string that was matched against. ...
    Jeff 'japhy' PinyanJeff 'japhy' Pinyan
    Nov 14, 2001 at 12:55 am
    Nov 19, 2001 at 6:19 am
  • This patch adds to t/test.pl a new function runperl(), intended to run a new perl interpreter in a separate process. I tried to write something generic and portable. Also, it removes the runthis() ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 13, 2001 at 3:13 pm
    Nov 14, 2001 at 10:04 am
  • There are no regression tests for command-line switches ? I found a test for -P (t/comp/cpp.t) but none for the popular -l, -n, -p, -a, -F, -0, -s, etc. I can provide a bunch of them if you want. ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 7, 2001 at 3:17 pm
    Nov 7, 2001 at 10:21 pm
  • I find that Perl@12814 has a test failure for lib/file/temp/t/mktemp.t on VMS. The problem is coming from a failure to parse the #! line in vms/test.com and get the -T switch set properly when ...
    Charles LaneCharles Lane
    Nov 3, 2001 at 5:44 am
    Nov 5, 2001 at 6:14 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from perl@neuron.mct.rochester.edu, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.6.1. I expected this program to NOT print anything, but it does, and it ...
    Perl softwarePerl software
    Nov 26, 2001 at 9:34 pm
    May 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm
  • This is a tutorial started by Simon Cozens, continued by yours truly, and expecting to be completed by all of p5p. Thank you, -Wolfgang =head1 NAME perlpacktut - tutorial on C<pack and C<unpack ...
    Wolfgang LaunWolfgang Laun
    Nov 27, 2001 at 8:14 pm
    Dec 3, 2001 at 7:50 pm
  • I don't have time to finish this. Does anyone want to take over? =head1 NAME perlpacktut - tutorial on C<pack and C<unpack =head1 DESCRIPTION C<pack and C<unpack are two functions for formatting and ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Nov 7, 2001 at 12:45 am
    Nov 7, 2001 at 5:53 pm
  • --- pod/perlintro.pod~ Thu Nov 1 13:11:05 2001 +++ pod/perlintro.pod Thu Nov 1 13:11:20 2001 @@ -351,7 +351,7 @@ } The C style for loop is rarely needed in Perl since Perl provides -the the more ...
    Richard SoderbergRichard Soderberg
    Nov 1, 2001 at 9:12 pm
    Nov 4, 2001 at 5:25 pm
  • Platform : Compaq Alpha OS : OpenVMS 7.2-1 Perl : 5.6.1 $ PERL -v This is perl, v5.6.1 built for VMS_AXP Copyright 1987-2001, Larry Wall Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic ...
    Doug WoronukDoug Woronuk
    Nov 5, 2001 at 11:39 pm
    May 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm
  • Are there any DOS DJGPP or MingW porters out there? I managed to fix at least few problems that have been been showstoppers in DJGPP. However, DJGPP is weird enough environment for me that I can't ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Nov 26, 2001 at 12:26 am
    Nov 28, 2001 at 7:15 pm
  • I've just tried running installman to install my perl manpages, and after an awful lot of undefined warnings errors eg Use of uninitialized value in string eq at lib/Pod/Man.pm line 425. Use of ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Nov 19, 2001 at 6:21 am
    Nov 27, 2001 at 1:31 am
  • After all the talk about ``stabilizing'' qsort, I decided to implement it and measure the effects. So I renamed Tom Horsley's S_qsortsv in 5.6.1, and replaced it with a routine that set up pointers ...
    John P. LindermanJohn P. Linderman
    Nov 21, 2001 at 6:15 pm
    Nov 25, 2001 at 7:31 pm
  • Automated smoke report for patch 13142 cc gcc O = OK | 3.0.1-64 64-bit +GNUld F = Failure(s), extended report at the bottom | HP-UX 10.20 A.10.32.30 2.8.1 ? = still running or test results not (yet) ...
    H . Merijn BrandH . Merijn Brand
    Nov 21, 2001 at 4:46 pm
    Nov 23, 2001 at 5:23 pm
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