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  • The good news is Nick Clark just wrote a test for Benchmark! The bad news is I made the mistake at looking closer at ext/B/ today, so the list just got bigger and quite a bit harder. There's still ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 14, 2001 at 10:18 pm
    Dec 17, 2001 at 12:04 pm
  • This adds shortmess/longmess to the summary, and gives a fuller description of exactly how shortmess works. The @CARP_NOT array that I just added support for is documented. If that patch is not ...
    Benjamin J. TillyBenjamin J. Tilly
    Dec 1, 2001 at 1:04 pm
    Dec 11, 2001 at 3:29 pm
  • Win32 currently fails to bootstrap because to write Config.pm it uses File::Find to search for extensions. But in bleadperl File::Find use-s File::Spec which use-s Config which does not exist yet. ...
    Nick Ing-SimmonsNick Ing-Simmons
    Dec 29, 2001 at 6:12 pm
    Jan 5, 2002 at 2:36 am
  • I'm cleaning up stat.t and its proving to be a treasure trove of Perl portability information. I often find things like this: $Is_Dosish = $Is_Dos || $Is_OS2 || $Is_MSWin32 || $Is_NetWare || ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 4, 2001 at 10:25 pm
    Apr 23, 2002 at 3:25 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
    Dec 23, 2001 at 8:39 pm
    Jan 16, 2002 at 4:19 pm
  • Don't we need 'taint' pragma? One cannot turn tainting off for a block while -T is switched on. 'no taint;' would be the solution -- Sherzod Ruzmetov <sherzodr@ultracgis.com http://www.UltraCgis.com, ...
    sherzodRsherzodR
    Dec 12, 2001 at 6:02 pm
    Dec 18, 2001 at 12:41 am
  • Is this supposed to happen? perl -wle 'use utf8; %a = ("á "= "sterling"); print ord foreach keys %a' Malformed UTF-8 character (2 bytes, need 3) at -e line 1. Possible unintended interpolation of @Ü´ ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Dec 10, 2001 at 11:40 pm
    Apr 23, 2002 at 12:58 am
  • Hi, With the latest bleedparl, I get % perl -e 'print "_:\x{D800}:_" =~ m/_:\p{IsCs}:_/' Malformed UTF-8 character (UTF-16 surrogate 0xd800) in pattern match (m//) at -e line 1. Malformed UTF-8 ...
    Jeffrey FriedlJeffrey Friedl
    Dec 15, 2001 at 8:34 pm
    Dec 18, 2001 at 11:09 am
  • I believe that this is portable. Test passes (or skips) correctly on real socketpair, emulated socketpair and no socketpair. Nicholas Clark --- pod/perlfunc.pod.orig Fri Dec 21 02:20:06 2001 +++ ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Dec 22, 2001 at 6:41 pm
    Dec 30, 2001 at 3:54 pm
  • (Studying the enemy...) In http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/docs/api/java/util/regex/Pattern.html I find a couple things they have but we don't. Quite obviously, this cannot be :-) As of now there are ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Dec 18, 2001 at 9:29 pm
    Dec 22, 2001 at 2:05 pm
  • I ran into this recently as I wanted to write taint-safe code in a module for inclusion into a larger project. For some reason, I was shocked that while I can type 'use warnings' and 'use strict', ...
    Russ SouthernRuss Southern
    Dec 13, 2001 at 6:49 am
    Dec 13, 2001 at 11:25 pm
  • At least the failures are consistent :) AIX won't (patch included). And I can't stress enough THE WORLD AIN'T ALL GCC: `sh cflags "optimize='-O2'" libperl.a hv.o` hv.c CCCMD = xlc -DPERL_CORE -c ...
    H . Merijn BrandH . Merijn Brand
    Dec 21, 2001 at 10:31 am
    Dec 29, 2001 at 5:04 pm
  • This is something that could deteriorate into a religious war, and I hope it doesn't, but since I don't recall having seen it discussed before, I thought I'd create the opportunity for that war.... ...
    Jeffrey FriedlJeffrey Friedl
    Dec 20, 2001 at 3:14 am
    Dec 21, 2001 at 12:15 pm
  • I was looking at the closure problem that came up earlier, and trying to use Devel::Peek to look at the sub references to see what the problem was. Unfortunately, my test code kept dumping core. ...
    Giroux, Mike (Exchange)Giroux, Mike (Exchange)
    Dec 19, 2001 at 7:50 pm
    Dec 20, 2001 at 4:51 pm
  • I understand using sub SOMETHING() { 123 } if you want to export a bareword constant, like O_CREAT and the like. But occasionally, I see the same thing for internal-use only, as in lib/utf8_heavy.pl ...
    Jeffrey FriedlJeffrey Friedl
    Dec 22, 2001 at 5:44 am
    Dec 22, 2001 at 7:22 pm
  • In order to open a file in the PerlIO layer I work on (APR), I need to pass to open() an extra argument ($r, which stands for request object in modperl). Long before the code gets to PerlIOAPR_open ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Dec 6, 2001 at 4:34 pm
    Dec 17, 2001 at 8:24 am
  • This wouldn't run from the t/ directory on VMS since there's no './perl' there. Instead, we strip all that logic and just use $^X. --- t/comp/script.t 2001/12/06 20:18:55 1.1 +++ t/comp/script.t ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 6, 2001 at 8:22 pm
    Dec 7, 2001 at 4:47 pm
  • Here are changes to perluniintro.pod to remove unnecessary references to UTF-8. One particular problem I ran in to was in the talk of Encode::is_utf8 That function really should be ...
    Jeffrey FriedlJeffrey Friedl
    Dec 19, 2001 at 4:27 am
    Dec 19, 2001 at 3:15 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from nick@ccl4.org, generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please enter ...
    NickNick
    Dec 9, 2001 at 11:19 pm
    Dec 16, 2001 at 8:55 pm
  • I see that 13746 broke binary compatibility. The following symbols are missing (comparing to 10000+epsilon): PL_nrs Perl_sharepvn Perl_sv_2pv Perl_sv_catpvn Perl_sv_catsv Perl_sv_getcwd ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Dec 19, 2001 at 9:47 pm
    Jun 30, 2002 at 1:44 am
  • A couple of the Net::Ping tests have code in their BEGIN blocks to skip when run from the core build, but some do not. Why some and not others? The ones that are not skipped fail like so on a VMS 7.3 ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    Dec 31, 2001 at 12:04 am
    Feb 18, 2002 at 3:34 am
  • I spent a lot of time trying to find how why my XS extension was using so much heap (extra 400K here; this is approximately as much as the size of Perl.DLL). In the process of investigation I made ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Dec 31, 2001 at 11:16 pm
    Jan 7, 2002 at 11:08 pm
  • Who sais that a user directory from /etc/passwd *must* exist? I'm running a fine Cygwin environment, and HOME is set from ENV, but the dir in /etc/passwd is void, non-existent, bogus, ... I think - ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Dec 14, 2001 at 9:17 pm
    Dec 28, 2001 at 12:00 am
  • Since one can say my $$$x = 1; there may be something in the sub below which I don't understand, but it *works* with the change and does not without. -W --- pod/perltie.pod.old Fri Dec 21 17:01:08 ...
    Wolfgang LaunWolfgang Laun
    Dec 21, 2001 at 4:29 pm
    Dec 25, 2001 at 5:19 am
  • Here's a revision of the original t/op/alarm.t. This incorporates Philip's idea to get around the infinite loop problem. And since there's no movement towards fixing alarm() vs system() I've declared ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 17, 2001 at 4:58 am
    Dec 20, 2001 at 4:25 pm
  • This isn't directly related to copy-on-write experimenting (but may benefit from copying shared hash key SVs as shared hash key SVs, which doesn't currently happen) I noticed that assigning a list to ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Dec 7, 2001 at 6:59 pm
    Dec 12, 2001 at 6:34 pm
  • This is from Assemble.pm which is running under 5.6.0 but broken in bleadperl. One of the reasons is sub parse_statement { my $stmt = shift; my ($insn, $arg) = $stmt =~ m{ (?sx) ^\s* # allow (but ...
    Wolfgang LaunWolfgang Laun
    Dec 19, 2001 at 7:22 am
    Dec 22, 2001 at 8:21 am
  • http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl@13661.tgz http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl@13661.tbz ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@13661.tgz ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@13661.tbz ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Dec 12, 2001 at 4:43 pm
    Dec 18, 2001 at 5:59 pm
  • Cygwin is going strong, but John beat me to nil failures :) (I'm at 1.3.6-4 now, with John's patch to unistd.h) HP-UX still has the core dumps on ext/IO/lib/IO/t/io_xs when -DDEBUGGING is off in 32 ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Dec 6, 2001 at 8:21 pm
    Dec 9, 2001 at 9:30 am
  • Big release here, folks. Lots of new stuff, knocked off a good chunk of the TODO list. http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/src/Test-Simple-0.40.tar.gz 0.40 Fri Dec 14 15:41:39 EST 2001 * isa_ok() now ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 17, 2001 at 9:52 am
    Dec 23, 2001 at 9:25 am
  • Forgot to skip the ExtUtils::MM_Unix tests on non-Unixen. Unfortunately, the logic for picking what is and isn't a Unix is buried inside MakeMaker. Someday I'll split that out, but for now I just ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 18, 2001 at 5:00 am
    Dec 18, 2001 at 9:29 pm
  • -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Moin, please find attached the long-proposed testfile for ExtUtils::MM_Unix.pm, applies against 13687. Some questions remain, though: * I think the tests in ...
    TelsTels
    Dec 16, 2001 at 9:32 pm
    Dec 17, 2001 at 6:57 pm
  • Here's a first pass cleanup of t/op/pack.t. I didn't fill in any test names, else it would have taken forever. The original point of this was so I could test Nick's pack 'u2' bug, but the $SIG{ALRM} ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 10, 2001 at 4:08 am
    Apr 13, 2002 at 9:26 pm
  • The patch below is self-documenting. Enjoy, Ilya --- ./MANIFEST-pre Mon Dec 17 13:14:40 2001 +++ ./MANIFEST Mon Dec 31 01:14:38 2001 @@ -1034,6 +1034,8 @@ lib/I18N/LangTags/ChangeLog I18N::LangTa ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Dec 31, 2001 at 11:18 pm
    Feb 14, 2002 at 10:57 pm
  • As subject says, perl won't compile on Win32. AFAIK, it behaves like this last two-three days. For the time before that, I can't guarantee. MACHID: K5 W95,AMD K5,Win95,4NT,VC5 SP3 Smoking patch 13915 ...
    Nikola KnezevicNikola Knezevic
    Dec 29, 2001 at 10:46 am
    Jan 3, 2002 at 2:46 pm
  • This patch reenables build of Perl on OS/2. a) ASYNC_CHECK-related edit made wait4pid() enter a block for an exception condition (util.c); b) $VERSION was added to .pm file without updating VERSION ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Dec 19, 2001 at 7:45 am
    Dec 20, 2001 at 8:45 pm
  • Somebody on Perlmonks noticed a rather obscure bug: if you write a loop of the form ... while $var = glob(...); then it ought to be interpreted as ... while defined($var = glob(...)) but it wasn't ...
    Robin HoustonRobin Houston
    Dec 17, 2001 at 3:52 pm
    Dec 19, 2001 at 3:09 pm
  • At Jarkko's prodding, this adds a function which_perl() to test.pl. Basically, its a bit better at finding an absolute path to the perl we just built than $^X is which can sometimes flub it an be the ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 7, 2001 at 3:45 am
    Dec 8, 2001 at 11:47 am
  • ../perl -e '"ababa" =~ /(b.b)/; $c = $1 =~ y/a/a/' Modification of a read-only value attempted at -e line 1. -- $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ # There is this special biologist word we use for ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Dec 5, 2001 at 11:37 pm
    Dec 6, 2001 at 9:12 pm
  • Is it conceivable that sv_dup() can be called on an XSUB? In which situations? If this is fork/as/thread, is there any other situation when this can happen? I'm designing an new feature/optimization ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Dec 29, 2001 at 12:23 am
    Feb 20, 2002 at 8:52 am
  • Something happens to the output from the tell() function as implemented in the APR PerlIO layer, that I work on: Off_t PerlIOAPR_tell(PerlIO *f) { return (Off_t)3; } when I call: $pos = tell $fh; ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Dec 4, 2001 at 5:51 pm
    Dec 20, 2001 at 8:33 pm
  • When I install perl@13385.tgz I have the following failures: .../ext/I18N/Langinfo/Langinfo.t 5 1 20.00% 5 .../lib/open.t 255 65280 16 11 68.75% 6-16 Trying to run the open test gives a pretty good ...
    Benjamin J. TillyBenjamin J. Tilly
    Dec 1, 2001 at 11:22 am
    Dec 1, 2001 at 9:36 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from simon@ermine.ox.ac.uk, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.6.1. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Simon CozensSimon Cozens
    Dec 13, 2001 at 12:37 pm
    Nov 4, 2002 at 5:00 pm
  • Just caught this conversation on #perl. <sadMerlyn the SOAP::Lite bug is detailed at http://www.phrack.org/show.php?p=58&a=9 <sadMerlyn basically, any use of SOAP::Lite trusts the method names, and ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 29, 2001 at 9:43 pm
    Jan 5, 2002 at 5:08 am
  • I tested the build with perlio on OS/2 again, and it is still too fragile to be useful. [And the test suite is useless: it detects none of the problems listed below.] 0) I do not even discuss the ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Dec 20, 2001 at 7:38 am
    Dec 27, 2001 at 10:47 pm
  • This patch fixes regcomp.c to have print "abc" =~ m/a\Xc/; print "abc" =~ m/a\Cc/; print "11", as it should. It also updates t/op/regexp.t to allow some new notation in re_tests: * blank lines are ...
    Jeffrey FriedlJeffrey Friedl
    Dec 22, 2001 at 7:18 am
    Dec 23, 2001 at 4:58 am
  • I'm trying out bleadperl@13630 on Linux/arm at the moment. Its slow going. I got this warning from Configure: Trying gcvt... gcvt() found. gcvt oddity: Expected 0.1, got 0.099999964 ...But gcvt ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 12, 2001 at 5:05 am
    Dec 12, 2001 at 3:18 pm
  • None of these expected failures seem to be true anymore. The tests adjust for all the conditions. I can't verify the "File Permissions on Cygwin" trouble as I don't have an NT box. However, as I have ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Dec 8, 2001 at 8:38 pm
    Dec 10, 2001 at 1:06 am
  • (Ignoring whether my patch of the other message is a good idea or not) The current version of Exporter::import has this if ($Verbose or $Debug or grep {/\W/ or $args and not exists $export_cache- ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Dec 16, 2001 at 9:27 pm
    Sep 8, 2002 at 5:34 pm
  • This is a bug report for perl from perl@ton.iguana.be, generated with the help of perlbug 1.33 running under perl v5.7.1. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please ...
    Me-01Me-01
    Dec 21, 2001 at 12:38 am
    Dec 21, 2001 at 1:22 pm
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